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; At 2 years, people taking AVONEX were 37% less likely to have increased physical
disability, compared with people who weren’t treating their MS
; In a separate 3-year study, people taking AVONEX were 44% less likely to have a
second flare-up, compared with people who weren’t treating their MSa
; In the 10-year follow-up of the same 3-year study:
• People who started AVONEX early were 36% less likely to have a second flare-up,
compared with people who delayed treatmentb-d
• 8 out of 10 people taking AVONEX were still active in their daily lives at 10 years,
with EDSS scores below 3.0b,e
• 2 out of 3 people taking AVONEX had no cognitive decline between years 5 and 10,
on a test measuring memory, attention, and mental processing speed.b It is unknown
whether the effects on cognition seen in this study were caused by AVONEX.
; Safety and efficacy of treatment with AVONEX beyond three years is not known
; Talk to your doctor to find out if AVONEX is right for you
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a A 3-year study of people who had a first attack and lesions consistent with MS on their MRIs.
b A 10-year-follow-up of a 3-year study of people who had a first attack and lesions consistent with MS on their MRIs.
c People who started AVONEX early began treatment within 30 days of their first flare-up. People who delayed
treatment started AVONEX an average of 2.5 years after their first flare-up.
d This includes all people in this study at 10 years, regardless of whether they were taking AVONEX, another
therapy, or no therapy.
e The Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) is a tool used by physicians to measure disability in people with MS.