Proven effective treatment for relapsing MS
� As shown in a study, AVONEX protects your brain by reducing the number of
new brain lesions by 89%1
� In comparative clinical trials, no MS treatment has demonstrated superiority over
AVONEX in delaying physical disability progression2, 3
� AVONEX has a well-understood safety profile with nearly 20 years of patient
AVONEX slowed down physical disability progression by 37% in a 2-year study. 4
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To learn more about AVONEX and free personalized support services, including
financial assistance, call 1-800-456-2255 and mention the code AVX02.
Please see the brief summary of the Medication Guide on the following page
for more safety information about AVONEX.
working properly. If your skin or the whites of your
eyes become yellow or if you are bruising easily,
you should call your doctor immediately.
� AVONEX has not been studied in pregnant women.
If you become pregnant while taking AVONEX, you
should stop taking AVONEX immediately, tell your
doctor, and consider enrolling in the AVONEX
Pregnancy Registry by calling 1-800-456-2255.
� Most people who take AVONEX have flu-like
symptoms (fever, chills, sweating, muscle aches,
and tiredness) early during the course of therapy.
For many people, these symptoms lessen or go away
over time. Talk to your doctor if these symptoms
continue longer than the first few months of
therapy, or if they are difficult to manage.
For more safety information, please refer to
the patient Medication Guide. This information
is not intended to replace discussions with a
You are encouraged to report negative side
effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit
www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
References: 1. Biogen Idec, internal data on file. 2. Cohen JA, Barkhof F, Comi G,
et al. Oral fingolimod or intramuscular interferon for relapsing multiple sclerosis.
N Engl J Med. 2010;362( 5):402-415. 3. Panitch H, Goodin DS, Francis F, et al.
Randomized, comparative study of interferon ;-1a treatment regimens in MS.
Neurology. 2002; 59( 10):1496-1506. 4. AVONEX Prescribing Information.
Cambridge, MA: Biogen Idec; 2008. 5. Magnetic resonance imaging. National
Multiple Sclerosis Society website. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/diagnosing-ms/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri/ index.aspx. Accessed November 3, 2010.
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