Reviewing Rebif With Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Depression or other mood disorders
- 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 Rebif and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Rebif 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 Rebif Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
A Rebif overdose is unlikely, for various reasons. It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose. If you think you may have taken too much Rebif, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Rebif Overdose for more information.)
Rebif should be stored in the refrigerator. If this is not possible, it is okay for Rebif to be stored at room temperature for up to 30 days. Because the syringes contain no preservatives, they can only be used once, even if you do not use the full amount in the syringe. Any unused portion must be discarded if you do not use the full dose.
In all cases, it should be protected against high temperatures or light exposure. Keep Rebif and all other medications out of the reach of children.