Terms
You Should Know

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Autoinjector

An autoinjector (or auto-injector) is a medical device designed to automatically deliver a dose of a particular injectable drug

BETASERON® (interferon beta-1b)

BETASERON is a prescription medicine used to reduce the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of MS. This includes people who have had their first symptoms of MS and have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) consistent with MS. BETASERON will not cure MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease

Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS)

CIS is defined as a first neurologic event suggestive of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) lasting for at least 24 hours and with symptoms and signs indicating either a single lesion (monofocal) or more than 1 lesion (multifocal) within the central nervous system10

Efficacy

The clinically demonstrated ability of a medication to produce a desired result or effect

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

One of the tools for monitoring RRMS is MRI. An MRI can detect both areas of inflammation (active lesions) where damage is actively occurring and areas in which damage has already occurred. An MRI can even detect so-called “silent” lesions that appear as damaged tissue but do not result in symptoms. The exact relationship between MRI findings and the clinical status of patients is not known

Placebo

A substance that has no medical effect but is administered as a control when testing the efficacy of a particular drug

Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS)

About 80% of people with MS have RRMS. People with RRMS have temporary periods, called relapses or flare-ups, when new symptoms appear. At times the MS symptoms seem to disappear, but MS is still active10

Titration

Gradually increasing the delivered dosage of a particular drug over time so a patient’s body can adjust to it

Be prepared for your next doctor visit

BETAPLUS is there 24/7, BETASERON® (interferon beta-1b)

Questions? Call 1-844-788-1470

Questions? Call 1-844-788-1470

An MS-trained BETA Nurse
is available 24/7 to answer your questions about BETASERON.
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