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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.
Get one-on-one help whenever you need it—and a $0 copay.*
Don’t let insurance coverage issues come between you and your treatment.

In this time of big changes in healthcare, shifts in medication coverage can come with little warning and no explanation. If coverage concerns do arise, talk with a BETAPLUS® Coverage Specialist at 1-800-788-1467. We can help you:

Get a $0 copay for as long as you’re on treatment.*
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Pay $0 every month, regardless of income, for as long as you take BETASERON. You may be covered for up to $14,500 in copay assistance each calendar year. Some restrictions apply.*
See if you’re eligible.
Call 1-800-788-1467, option 2, and talk with a Coverage Specialist today to learn more.
Keep your therapy going while coverage issues are resolved.
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The BETA Bridge program is there for you.

Shouldn’t staying on BETASERON® be YOUR decision—and your doctor’s? That’s what we think. And that’s why there’s a program—BETA Bridge—designed to keep your BETASERON therapy going while the insurance details are worked out.

We’re ready to:

  • Help you understand your rights as a patient
  • Guide you on how to take action to stay on therapy
  • Provide you with up to 12 months of BETASERON at no cost, to help keep your therapy going
Has your coverage changed? Give BETAPLUS® a call.
The BETA Bridge program can help you avoid gaps in treatment. Call 1-800-788-1467, select your language and option 2, and ask a Coverage Specialist about BETA Bridge.

Support medication provided through Bayer’s assistance programs is complimentary and is not contingent on future BETASERON purchases. Reselling or billing any third party for free product provided by Bayer’s patient assistance programs is prohibited by law.

Look for alternatives if you don’t have insurance.
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If you are uninsured, or if you are receiving coverage through Medicare Part D and need help meeting copays, the U.S. Bayer Patient Assistance Foundation or the BETASERON Patient Assistance Program may be able to help. Call 1-800-788-1467 and select option 2.

Support medication provided through Bayer’s assistance programs is complimentary and is not contingent on future BETASERON purchases. Reselling or billing any third party for free product provided by Bayer’s patient assistance programs is prohibited by law.

*Some restrictions apply. Please call 1-800-788-1467 for more information. Patients who are enrolled in any type of government insurance or reimbursement program are not eligible. As a condition precedent of the copayment support provided under this program, eg, copay refunds, participating patients and pharmacies are obligated to inform insurance companies and third-party payors of any benefits they receive and the value of this program, as required by contract or otherwise. Void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. Patients enrolled in Bayer’s Patient Assistance Program are not eligible. Offer is subject to change at any time.

Models used for illustrative purposes only.

A BETAPLUS Coverage Specialist is committed to helping you keep your therapy going.

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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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects or quality complaints of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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