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You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Betaseron if you have:
- A blood disorder, such as anemia or low blood counts of any kind
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Depression or other mood disorders
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- A seizure disorder or epilepsy
- Thyroid problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Betaseron and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Betaseron and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Betaseron Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of this medication. If you think you may have overdosed on Betaseron, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Betaseron Overdose for more information.)
Betaseron should be stored at room temperature before it is mixed. If you do not use it immediately after you mix it, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three hours. In all cases, Betaseron should be protected against high temperatures or light exposure. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
Although room temperature is best, Betaseron can also be kept at temperatures slightly above or below room temperature (from 59 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to three months.