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