Betaseron Drug

Important Information about Betaseron Drug

  • Betaseron is made from human proteins.
  • The generic name of betaseron is interferon beta-1b.
  • Interferons help the body fight viral infections.
  • Betaseron may be harmful to an unborn baby.

Serious side effects of Betaseron are:

  • Depressed mood, anxiety, trouble sleeping, restlessness, or thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • Bruising, swelling, oozing, or skin changes where the injection was given;
  • Weight changes, pounding heartbeats, feeling too hot or cold;
  • Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
  • Nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious Betaseron side effects may include:

  • Weakness;
  • Headache;
  • Muscle pain or weakness;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Stomach pain;
  • Swelling in your hands or feet;
  • Skin rash; or
  • Irregular menstrual periods.