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Important Safety Information

Do not take BETASERON® (interferon beta-1b) if you are allergic to interferon beta-1b, to another interferon beta, to human albumin, or mannitol. See additional Important Safety Information below.

Important Safety Information
Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
Do not take BETASERON® (interferon beta-1b) if you are allergic to interferon beta-1b, to another interferon beta, to human albumin, or mannitol.
See additional Important Safety Information below.

My BETA Nurse and me

I count on my BETA Nurse, Tanya. Next to my doctor, I turn to Tanya if I have questions.

A BETA Nurse is there for you any time, day or night.

BETAPLUS® offers MS-trained BETA Nurses to help you feel more confident. Your BETA Nurse understands the challenges of living with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and can help you set up your own personal support team with family members, friends, and of course, your BETA Nurse.

Best of all, an MS-trained BETA Nurse is there to answer your questions 24/7, even weekends and holidays. Just call 1-800-788-1467 and you can count on a BETA Nurse being there for you.

Your BETA Nurse can:

  • Give you one-on-one injection training*
  • Help educate you on potential side effects
  • Be there for you by phone, 24/7, to answer questions
  • Check in with you regularly to see how you're doing

Please remember that a healthcare professional should be your primary source of advice and care.

*Where state laws and your insurance allow

Meet the BETA Nurses

Get to know the people behind the BETA Nurse program. Read about the BETA Nurses and see how dedicated they are to helping with the challenges of RRMS.

Select a state from the drop-down menu below to read the biography of a BETA Nurse in your area.

Sandra

I have been a registered nurse for more than 3 decades. After 28 years in the hospital setting, I retired and ventured into Home Health Nursing, where I became a BETA Nurse in June 2007. I am MS Certified. I feel it's such a privilege to be a BETA Nurse, as it allows me to combine my love for home health and my neurological expertise into one job.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Carol S.

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades working in the area of MS research and am now a BETA Nurse. I know the impact the BETA Nurse has when working with RRMS patients, whether it is discussing symptoms, medication side effects, or just chatting with the patient and their family. I find my role as an MS Certified BETA nurse very fulfilling.

BETA Nurse since 2004

Casey

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and received my MS Certification last year. I love being a BETA Nurse, where I am able to make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Ann

I am an MS-certified nurse with a masters degree. I've been a BETA Nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. I hope to inspire and help my patients cope with RRMS through this sentiment.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Maria

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades and have received my MSCN Certification. In January 2007, I became a full-time BETA Nurse. As a BETA Nurse, I love the feeling of helping patients with their fears and challenges to reveal the strength they have within themselves. I can't think of anything better than that feeling at the end of the day.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Titi

I have over 25 years in nursing experience in the fields of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation. I'm a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and also Certified in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCN). My nursing education, both bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and master of science in nursing (MSN), has provided me with a great foundation. I have been a BETA nurse with BETAPLUS since 2003 and it has been a joyful experience to provide help to those diagnosed with RRMS and their families. My territory is South Florida and Puerto Rico. Providing educational training, emotional support and encouragement to people coping with RRMS is the most rewarding aspect of being a BETA Nurse.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Pam

I graduated from Salve Regina University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Nursing, and have had an active role in MS nursing since 1996. I have a current MS Nursing Certification, and participate in several committees for the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I also sit on the Board of Directors for The MS Dream Center in Rhode Island.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Jeanne

I have been a practicing nurse for more than 25 years. The greatest part of my career was spent in community health working as a home health/hospice nurse. I have been board certified in community health nursing since 1997 and earned certification in multiple sclerosis in 2004. I love connecting with people on a one-to-one basis to provide support and education to patients as well as their families and friends. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2003, I have had the privilege to meet a world of new and very special people in the RRMS community.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Marie

I graduated in 1973 with a diploma in nursing and in 1982 from Trenton State College (The College of NJ) with my bachelor's degree in nursing. I received my MSCN certification in May 2010. I chose to become a BETA Nurse in 2007 in hopes of educating and supporting RRMS patients. Each patient I meet is an individual with different needs. My philosophy in nursing is to care for each patient as if I were caring for a member of my own family.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Maria

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades and have received my MSCN Certification. In January 2007, I became a full-time BETA Nurse. As a BETA Nurse, I love the feeling of helping patients with their fears and challenges to reveal the strength they have within themselves. I can't think of anything better than that feeling at the end of the day.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Aubrey

I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've specialized in the emergency room, interventional cardiology, and critical care and was the educator for a catheter lab. I started out in 2006 as a patient trainer and then became a full-time BETA Nurse in 2007. I love what I do. BETA Nurses have an opportunity to get to know our patients and make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Dawn

I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years, having done my nursing training in Glasgow, Scotland. I worked in several clinical and administrative settings before becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007. I have always enjoyed being an educator, and being a BETA nurse allows me the opportunity to work individually with RRMS patients and their families. I believe my many years of nursing experience can help make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Laura

Since becoming an RN in 1994 and actively working in MS since 2001, I feel fulfilled every day educating and coaching. "Live strong with MS" are words I am passionate about. People with RRMS have challenges, but with wellness, positive living and adjusting to life in new ways, you can persevere! Prior to working in MS, my background included neurology, critical care: coronary care and open heart surgery recovery.

BETA Nurse since 2001 and certified MS nurse in 2003.

Sandra

I have been a registered nurse for more than 3 decades. After 28 years in the hospital setting, I retired and ventured into Home Health Nursing, where I became a BETA Nurse in June 2007. I am MS Certified. I feel it's such a privilege to be a BETA Nurse, as it allows me to combine my love for home health and my neurological expertise into one job.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Titi

I have over 25 years in nursing experience in the fields of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation. I'm a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and also Certified in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCN). My nursing education, both bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and master of science in nursing (MSN), has provided me with a great foundation. I have been a BETA nurse with BETAPLUS since 2003 and it has been a joyful experience to provide help to those diagnosed with RRMS and their families. My territory is South Florida and Puerto Rico. Providing educational training, emotional support and encouragement to people coping with RRMS is the most rewarding aspect of being a BETA Nurse.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Aubrey

I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've specialized in the emergency room, interventional cardiology, and critical care and was the educator for a catheter lab. I started out in 2006 as a patient trainer and then became a full-time BETA Nurse in 2007. I love what I do. BETA Nurses have an opportunity to get to know our patients and make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Judy T.

I graduated from nursing school in 1968 and have my MSCN Certification. I have worked in numerous settings, including the burn unit, long-term care, wound care, general medical, surgical, and pediatric care. I became a BETA Nurse in 2001. The most fulfilling thing about being a BETA Nurse is being able to spend as much time as necessary with each patient to teach the injection process.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Laura

Since becoming an RN in 1994 and actively working in MS since 2001, I feel fulfilled every day educating and coaching. "Live strong with MS" are words I am passionate about. People with RRMS have challenges, but with wellness, positive living and adjusting to life in new ways, you can persevere! Prior to working in MS, my background included neurology, critical care: coronary care and open heart surgery recovery.

BETA Nurse since 2001 and certified MS nurse in 2003.

Sandra

I have been a registered nurse for more than 3 decades. After 28 years in the hospital setting, I retired and ventured into Home Health Nursing, where I became a BETA Nurse in June 2007. I am MS Certified. I feel it's such a privilege to be a BETA Nurse, as it allows me to combine my love for home health and my neurological expertise into one job.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Daana

I have been a registered nurse for over a decade and am a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse. I became a BETA Nurse to touch the lives of those affected by relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The most fulfilling part of being a BETA Nurse is meeting patients; sitting down one-on-one has such an impact. I enjoy listening to my patients and helping them through this process. What I love about this job is that I'm able to have the best of both worlds: my love of teaching and of nursing.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Donald

I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 3 decades. As an RN, I worked in various specialty intensive care units and spent several years in neurosurgery before becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007. As a BETA Nurse, I share my knowledge and understanding with my patients and their loved ones. I obtained my MS Certification in 2009.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Erin

I graduated in 1996 from Valparaiso University with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. I've worked in various fields, including orthopedics, neurology, urology, and neuro-trauma prior to becoming a BETA Nurse. I enjoy my position because every day I get to work educating, training, and assisting patients, families, and healthcare professionals whose lives have been touched by RRMS. In 2005 I obtained my MSCN Certification.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Carol P.

I have been a Registered Nurse since the early '90s, and began my nursing career working in Critical Care. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2008 and receiving my MS certification, I have been able to provide education and support to patients, while assisting them in gaining the confidence they need to manage their RRMS.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Erin

I graduated in 1996 from Valparaiso University with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. I've worked in various fields, including orthopedics, neurology, urology, and neuro-trauma prior to becoming a BETA Nurse. I enjoy my position because every day I get to work educating, training, and assisting patients, families, and healthcare professionals whose lives have been touched by RRMS. In 2005 I obtained my MSCN Certification.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Regina

I have been a nurse for many years and became MS Certified after working in the BETA Nurse program. I love being a BETA Nurse as it allows me to spend time with my patients; to listen to and help them. My patients also teach me and I learn from them. I take what I learn and pass it on. As I learn, I grow. The more I grow, the more I can teach my patients.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Donald

I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 3 decades. As an RN, I worked in various specialty intensive care units and spent several years in neurosurgery before becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007. As a BETA Nurse, I share my knowledge and understanding with my patients and their loved ones. I obtained my MS Certification in 2009.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Regina

I have been a nurse for many years and became MS Certified after working in the BETA Nurse program. I love being a BETA Nurse as it allows me to spend time with my patients; to listen to and help them. My patients also teach me and I learn from them. I take what I learn and pass it on. As I learn, I grow. The more I grow, the more I can teach my patients.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Carol S.

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades working in the area of MS research and am now a BETA Nurse. I know the impact the BETA Nurse has when working with RRMS patients, whether it is discussing symptoms, medication side effects, or just chatting with the patient and their family. I find my role as an MS Certified BETA nurse very fulfilling.

BETA Nurse since 2004

Judy T.

I graduated from nursing school in 1968 and have my MSCN Certification. I have worked in numerous settings, including the burn unit, long-term care, wound care, general medical, surgical, and pediatric care. I became a BETA Nurse in 2001. The most fulfilling thing about being a BETA Nurse is being able to spend as much time as necessary with each patient to teach the injection process.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Judy B.

I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I have worked in various nursing specialties including assisting physicians researching MS. As a BETA Nurse since 2002, I offer emotional support to patients by answering questions about BETASERON and listening to their concerns about the condition. Providing encouragement and care to RRMS patients is what being a BETA Nurse is all about.

BETA Nurse since 2002

Holly

I graduated from Boston College in the 1980s and have been practicing nursing in Boston and the northern New England area since that time. I received my MSCN Certification in 2009. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007, I've had the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and their families to provide support and education as they manage their RRMS. Knowledge helps patients gain control over their lives and having a BETA Nurse means they are not on this path alone.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Maria

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades and have received my MSCN Certification. In January 2007, I became a full-time BETA Nurse. As a BETA Nurse, I love the feeling of helping patients with their fears and challenges to reveal the strength they have within themselves. I can't think of anything better than that feeling at the end of the day.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Marie

I graduated in 1973 with a diploma in nursing and in 1982 from Trenton State College (The College of NJ) with my bachelor's degree in nursing. I received my MSCN certification in May 2010. I chose to become a BETA Nurse in 2007 in hopes of educating and supporting RRMS patients. Each patient I meet is an individual with different needs. My philosophy in nursing is to care for each patient as if I were caring for a member of my own family.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Holly

I graduated from Boston College in the 1980s and have been practicing nursing in Boston and the northern New England area since that time. I received my MSCN Certification in 2009. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007, I've had the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and their families to provide support and education as they manage their RRMS. Knowledge helps patients gain control over their lives and having a BETA Nurse means they are not on this path alone.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Pam

I graduated from Salve Regina University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Nursing, and have had an active role in MS nursing since 1996. I have a current MS Nursing Certification, and participate in several committees for the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I also sit on the Board of Directors for The MS Dream Center in Rhode Island.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Carol P.

I have been a Registered Nurse since the early '90s, and began my nursing career working in Critical Care. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2008 and receiving my MS certification, I have been able to provide education and support to patients, while assisting them in gaining the confidence they need to manage their RRMS.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Daana

I have been a registered nurse for over a decade and am a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse. I became a BETA Nurse to touch the lives of those affected by relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The most fulfilling part of being a BETA Nurse is meeting patients; sitting down one-on-one has such an impact. I enjoy listening to my patients and helping them through this process. What I love about this job is that I'm able to have the best of both worlds: my love of teaching and of nursing.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Erin

I graduated in 1996 from Valparaiso University with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. I've worked in various fields, including orthopedics, neurology, urology, and neuro-trauma prior to becoming a BETA Nurse. I enjoy my position because every day I get to work educating, training, and assisting patients, families, and healthcare professionals whose lives have been touched by RRMS. In 2005 I obtained my MSCN Certification.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Ann

I am an MS-certified nurse with a masters degree. I've been a BETA Nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. I hope to inspire and help my patients cope with RRMS through this sentiment.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Donald

I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 3 decades. As an RN, I worked in various specialty intensive care units and spent several years in neurosurgery before becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007. As a BETA Nurse, I share my knowledge and understanding with my patients and their loved ones. I obtained my MS Certification in 2009.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Judy T.

I graduated from nursing school in 1968 and have my MSCN Certification. I have worked in numerous settings, including the burn unit, long-term care, wound care, general medical, surgical, and pediatric care. I became a BETA Nurse in 2001. The most fulfilling thing about being a BETA Nurse is being able to spend as much time as necessary with each patient to teach the injection process.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Sandra

I have been a registered nurse for more than 3 decades. After 28 years in the hospital setting, I retired and ventured into Home Health Nursing, where I became a BETA Nurse in June 2007. I am MS Certified. I feel it's such a privilege to be a BETA Nurse, as it allows me to combine my love for home health and my neurological expertise into one job.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Casey

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and received my MS Certification last year. I love being a BETA Nurse, where I am able to make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Aubrey

I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've specialized in the emergency room, interventional cardiology, and critical care and was the educator for a catheter lab. I started out in 2006 as a patient trainer and then became a full-time BETA Nurse in 2007. I love what I do. BETA Nurses have an opportunity to get to know our patients and make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Casey

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and received my MS Certification last year. I love being a BETA Nurse, where I am able to make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Cynthia

I have been a registered nurse since 1996 and have received my MSCN Certification. I have spent 6 years working in an MS Center, which helped me find my passion for helping patients with RRMS. Becoming a BETA Nurse was a dream come true. I feel blessed every day to have a job that I feel so passionate about, in which I can touch so many lives and have their lives touch mine.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Jennifer

I became a registered nurse in 1990 and have received my MSCN Certification. I am uniquely aware of the struggles of my patients, having a family with multiple sclerosis. This led me in my nursing career to become more interested in helping those with RRMS. I knew that this was my calling.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Ann

I am an MS-certified nurse with a masters degree. I've been a BETA Nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. I hope to inspire and help my patients cope with RRMS through this sentiment.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Holly

I graduated from Boston College in the 1980s and have been practicing nursing in Boston and the northern New England area since that time. I received my MSCN Certification in 2009. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007, I've had the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and their families to provide support and education as they manage their RRMS. Knowledge helps patients gain control over their lives and having a BETA Nurse means they are not on this path alone.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Jeanne

I have been a practicing nurse for more than 25 years. The greatest part of my career was spent in community health working as a home health/hospice nurse. I have been board certified in community health nursing since 1997 and earned certification in multiple sclerosis in 2004. I love connecting with people on a one-to-one basis to provide support and education to patients as well as their families and friends. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2003, I have had the privilege to meet a world of new and very special people in the RRMS community.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Marie

I graduated in 1973 with a diploma in nursing and in 1982 from Trenton State College (The College of NJ) with my bachelor's degree in nursing. I received my MSCN certification in May 2010. I chose to become a BETA Nurse in 2007 in hopes of educating and supporting RRMS patients. Each patient I meet is an individual with different needs. My philosophy in nursing is to care for each patient as if I were caring for a member of my own family.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Carol S.

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades working in the area of MS research and am now a BETA Nurse. I know the impact the BETA Nurse has when working with RRMS patients, whether it is discussing symptoms, medication side effects, or just chatting with the patient and their family. I find my role as an MS Certified BETA nurse very fulfilling.

BETA Nurse since 2004

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Marie

I graduated in 1973 with a diploma in nursing and in 1982 from Trenton State College (The College of NJ) with my bachelor's degree in nursing. I received my MSCN certification in May 2010. I chose to become a BETA Nurse in 2007 in hopes of educating and supporting RRMS patients. Each patient I meet is an individual with different needs. My philosophy in nursing is to care for each patient as if I were caring for a member of my own family.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Carol P.

I have been a Registered Nurse since the early '90s, and began my nursing career working in Critical Care. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2008 and receiving my MS certification, I have been able to provide education and support to patients, while assisting them in gaining the confidence they need to manage their RRMS.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Casey

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and received my MS Certification last year. I love being a BETA Nurse, where I am able to make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Jeanne

I have been a practicing nurse for more than 25 years. The greatest part of my career was spent in community health working as a home health/hospice nurse. I have been board certified in community health nursing since 1997 and earned certification in multiple sclerosis in 2004. I love connecting with people on a one-to-one basis to provide support and education to patients as well as their families and friends. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2003, I have had the privilege to meet a world of new and very special people in the RRMS community.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Marie

I graduated in 1973 with a diploma in nursing and in 1982 from Trenton State College (The College of NJ) with my bachelor's degree in nursing. I received my MSCN certification in May 2010. I chose to become a BETA Nurse in 2007 in hopes of educating and supporting RRMS patients. Each patient I meet is an individual with different needs. My philosophy in nursing is to care for each patient as if I were caring for a member of my own family.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Titi

I have over 25 years in nursing experience in the fields of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation. I'm a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) and also Certified in Multiple Sclerosis (MSCN). My nursing education, both bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and master of science in nursing (MSN), has provided me with a great foundation. I have been a BETA nurse with BETAPLUS since 2003 and it has been a joyful experience to provide help to those diagnosed with RRMS and their families. My territory is South Florida and Puerto Rico. Providing educational training, emotional support and encouragement to people coping with RRMS is the most rewarding aspect of being a BETA Nurse.

BETA Nurse since 2003

Pam

I graduated from Salve Regina University in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in Nursing, and have had an active role in MS nursing since 1996. I have a current MS Nursing Certification, and participate in several committees for the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I also sit on the Board of Directors for The MS Dream Center in Rhode Island.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Aubrey

I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've specialized in the emergency room, interventional cardiology, and critical care and was the educator for a catheter lab. I started out in 2006 as a patient trainer and then became a full-time BETA Nurse in 2007. I love what I do. BETA Nurses have an opportunity to get to know our patients and make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Cynthia

I have been a registered nurse since 1996 and have received my MSCN Certification. I have spent 6 years working in an MS Center, which helped me find my passion for helping patients with RRMS. Becoming a BETA Nurse was a dream come true. I feel blessed every day to have a job that I feel so passionate about, in which I can touch so many lives and have their lives touch mine.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Laura

Since becoming an RN in 1994 and actively working in MS since 2001, I feel fulfilled every day educating and coaching. "Live strong with MS" are words I am passionate about. People with RRMS have challenges, but with wellness, positive living and adjusting to life in new ways, you can persevere! Prior to working in MS, my background included neurology, critical care: coronary care and open heart surgery recovery.

BETA Nurse since 2001 and certified MS nurse in 2003.

Ann

I am an MS-certified nurse with a masters degree. I've been a BETA Nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. I hope to inspire and help my patients cope with RRMS through this sentiment.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Sandra

I have been a registered nurse for more than 3 decades. After 28 years in the hospital setting, I retired and ventured into Home Health Nursing, where I became a BETA Nurse in June 2007. I am MS Certified. I feel it's such a privilege to be a BETA Nurse, as it allows me to combine my love for home health and my neurological expertise into one job.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Regina

I have been a nurse for many years and became MS Certified after working in the BETA Nurse program. I love being a BETA Nurse as it allows me to spend time with my patients; to listen to and help them. My patients also teach me and I learn from them. I take what I learn and pass it on. As I learn, I grow. The more I grow, the more I can teach my patients.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Carol S.

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades working in the area of MS research and am now a BETA Nurse. I know the impact the BETA Nurse has when working with RRMS patients, whether it is discussing symptoms, medication side effects, or just chatting with the patient and their family. I find my role as an MS Certified BETA nurse very fulfilling.

BETA Nurse since 2004

Judy B.

I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I have worked in various nursing specialties including assisting physicians researching MS. As a BETA Nurse since 2002, I offer emotional support to patients by answering questions about BETASERON and listening to their concerns about the condition. Providing encouragement and care to RRMS patients is what being a BETA Nurse is all about.

BETA Nurse since 2002

Laurel

I have been a Registered Nurse since 1981 and received my MS Certification in 2004. I enjoy helping people with RRMS gain the confidence they need to begin their therapy. My position gives me the opportunity to teach and support my patients. I like to educate my patients so that they understand the importance of staying on their therapy.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Cindy

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, and have received my Multiple Sclerosis Certification. I have practiced in the speciality areas of the Operating Room and Neurology, both in practice and research. Since joining the BETA Nurse team, the experience of establishing relationships, teaching patients and their families, and being a small part of their lives has brought a tremendous amount of joy to my life.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Holly

I graduated from Boston College in the 1980s and have been practicing nursing in Boston and the northern New England area since that time. I received my MSCN Certification in 2009. Since becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007, I've had the opportunity to work one-on-one with patients and their families to provide support and education as they manage their RRMS. Knowledge helps patients gain control over their lives and having a BETA Nurse means they are not on this path alone.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Casey

I have been a Registered Nurse since 2001 and received my MS Certification last year. I love being a BETA Nurse, where I am able to make a difference.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Jennifer

I became a registered nurse in 1990 and have received my MSCN Certification. I am uniquely aware of the struggles of my patients, having a family with multiple sclerosis. This led me in my nursing career to become more interested in helping those with RRMS. I knew that this was my calling.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Maria

I have been a nurse for more than 2 decades and have received my MSCN Certification. In January 2007, I became a full-time BETA Nurse. As a BETA Nurse, I love the feeling of helping patients with their fears and challenges to reveal the strength they have within themselves. I can't think of anything better than that feeling at the end of the day.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Regina

I have been a nurse for many years and became MS Certified after working in the BETA Nurse program. I love being a BETA Nurse as it allows me to spend time with my patients; to listen to and help them. My patients also teach me and I learn from them. I take what I learn and pass it on. As I learn, I grow. The more I grow, the more I can teach my patients.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Susan S.

I have been an MS-trained BETA Nurse since 2008. I received my MS certification in 2010. Becoming a BETA Nurse has given me the opportunity to use all of my previous experience to help those with RRMS. I greatly enjoy the interactions I have with patients and their families and get great satisfaction in providing them with information and support.

BETA Nurse since 2008

Jennifer

I became a registered nurse in 1990 and have received my MSCN Certification. I am uniquely aware of the struggles of my patients, having a family with multiple sclerosis. This led me in my nursing career to become more interested in helping those with RRMS. I knew that this was my calling.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Joy

I have been an MS nurse for over 15 years and have received my MSCN Certification. I became a BETA Nurse in 2007 and feel blessed for the opportunity to work with patients who have RRMS. I believe it is no accident my nursing career has been focused on RRMS because it is as much a part of my life as it is to those who have it.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Ann

I am an MS-certified nurse with a masters degree. I've been a BETA Nurse since 2001 and have received my MSCN Certification. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. I hope to inspire and help my patients cope with RRMS through this sentiment.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Donald

I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 3 decades. As an RN, I worked in various specialty intensive care units and spent several years in neurosurgery before becoming a BETA Nurse in 2007. As a BETA Nurse, I share my knowledge and understanding with my patients and their loved ones. I obtained my MS Certification in 2009.

BETA Nurse since 2007

Teresa

I have been a nurse for 15 years and received my MSCN Certification in 2003. I received my nursing degree from the College of Lake County and a bachelor's degree from DePaul University. Being a BETA Nurse allows me to connect with patients on an ongoing basis-first teaching them how to use BETASERON therapy, then providing ongoing support and information.

BETA Nurse since 2001

Danielle

I have been a Registered Nurse since graduating Muhlenburg College of Science and Nursing in the late 1980s. My areas of practice have included recovery room, CCU, ICU and Infusion and I hold certifications in these areas. I joined the BETAPLUS program in 2007 and have found it extremely rewarding. I obtained my Multiple Sclerosis certification in Spring 2010.

BETA Nurse since 2007


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Indications

BETASERON® (interferon beta-1b) is a prescription medicine used to reduce the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This includes people who have had their first symptoms of multiple sclerosis and have an MRI consistent with multiple sclerosis. BETASERON will not cure MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease.


Important Safety Information

Do not take BETASERON (interferon beta-1b) if you are allergic to interferon beta-1b, to another interferon beta, to human albumin, or mannitol.

BETASERON can cause serious side effects, including:

Liver Problems Including Liver Failure. Symptoms of liver problems may include yellowing of your eyes, itchy skin, feeling very tired, flu-like symptoms, nausea or vomiting, bruising easily or bleeding problems. Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check for these problems while you take BETASERON.

Serious Allergic Reactions. Serious allergic reactions can happen quickly and may happen after your first dose of BETASERON or after you have taken BETASERON many times. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the mouth or tongue, rash, itching, or skin bumps.

Depression or Suicidal Thoughts. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse or worry you: thoughts about suicide or dying, new or worse depression (sinking feeling or sadness), new or worse anxiety (feeling uneasy, nervous or fearful for no reason), trouble sleeping (insomnia), acting aggressive, being angry, or violent, acting on dangerous impulses, hallucinations, other unusual changes in behavior or mood.

Other possible serious side effects with BETASERON include:

Heart Problems. BETASERON may worsen heart problems including congestive heart failure. Symptoms of heart problems may include swollen ankles, shortness of breath, decreased ability to exercise, fast heartbeat, tightness in chest, increased need to urinate at night, not being able to lay flat in bed.

Injection Site Problems. Serious skin reactions can happen in some people including areas of severe damage to skin and the tissue below the skin (necrosis). These reactions can happen anywhere you inject BETASERON. Symptoms of injection site problems may include swelling, redness, or pain at the injection site, fluid drainage from the injection site, breaks in your skin or blue-black skin discoloration. Change your injection site each time you inject BETASERON as it will lessen the chance of you having a serious skin reaction. Avoid injecting BETASERON into an area of the skin that is sore, reddened, infected or has other problems.

Flu-like Symptoms. BETASERON can cause flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, tiredness, sweating, muscle aches when you first start to use it. These symptoms may decrease over time. Taking medicines for fever and pain relief on the days you are using BETASERON may help decrease these symptoms.

Seizures. Some people have had seizures while taking BETASERON, including people who have never had seizures before. It is not known if the seizures were related to MS, to BETASERON, or to a combination of both. If you have a seizure after taking BETASERON call your healthcare provider right away.

Blood Problems. You may have a drop in the levels of infection-fighting white blood cells, red blood cells, or cells that help you form blood clots. If drops in levels are severe, they can lessen your ability to fight infections, make you feel tired or sluggish or cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Risk to Pregnancy:
BETASERON can harm your unborn baby. BETASERON may cause you to lose your baby (miscarry). If you become pregnant while taking BETASERON call your healthcare provider right away. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you should continue to take BETASERON.

Most Common Side Effects:
The most common side effects of BETASERON include low white blood cell count, increases in your liver enzymes, headache, increase in your muscle tension, pain, rash, problems sleeping, stomach pain, weakness. These are not all the possible side effects of BETASERON.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take and your medical conditions.

Please see the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for additional information and talk to your healthcare provider.