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Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (9774)
Death (480)
Life Threatening Events (15)
Disability (8)

Reports by Reaction Type

Influenza Like Illness (821)Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (734)Fall (726)Gait Disturbance (517)Fatigue (437)Pain (399)Headache (357)Memory Impairment (355)Injection Site Pain (335)Injection Site Haemorrhage (316)Hypoaesthesia (305)Asthenia (300)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Avonex side effects in 30 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Brazil on 2012-08-27

Patient: 30 year old female, weighing 71.0 kg (156.2 pounds)

Reactions: Caesarean Section

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex

Other drugs received by patient: Noripurum (Ferric Hydroxide); Natale (Polyvitamins)



Possible Avonex side effects in 56 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 56 year old male

Reactions: Injection Site Haemorrhage

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2001-07-02

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis

Avonex
    Start date: 1996-03-01



Possible Avonex side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Back Pain, Fatigue, Visual Impairment, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2009-04-13

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis



Possible Avonex side effects in 54 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 54 year old female

Reactions: Head Injury, Laceration, Fall

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2009-06-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2003-08-01
    End date: 2004-04-01

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis



Possible Avonex side effects in 43 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Germany on 2012-08-27

Patient: 43 year old female

Reactions: Impaired Healing, Intestinal Obstruction, Ovarian Neoplasm, HIP Surgery, Post Procedural Infection

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex

Other drugs received by patient: Morphine; Morphine



Possible Avonex side effects in 59 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 59 year old male

Reactions: Neoplasm Malignant

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 66 year old female

Reactions: Eye Swelling

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 41 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 41 year old female

Reactions: Anxiety, Pain

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2012-08-10

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 1999-07-01
    End date: 2000-07-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2011-11-04
    End date: 2011-12-30

Avonex
    Start date: 2010-10-24
    End date: 2011-02-01



Possible Avonex side effects in 24 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 24 year old female

Reactions: Blepharospasm, Alopecia, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Scar

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2010-09-28
    End date: 2011-03-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2012-01-28



Possible Avonex side effects in 41 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 41 year old female

Reactions: Night Sweats, Decreased Appetite, Influenza Like Illness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: , weighing 2.0 kg (4.4 pounds)

Reactions: LOW Birth Weight Baby, Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 60 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 60 year old female

Reactions: Pneumonia, Myocardial Infarction, Cerebrovascular Accident

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 1999-10-01
    End date: 2003-08-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2003-08-01
    End date: 2006-03-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2008-01-01



Possible Avonex side effects in 58 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 58 year old female, weighing 71.0 kg (156.2 pounds)

Reactions: Pancreatitis Acute, Abdominal Pain, Biliary Tract Operation, Post Procedural Complication, Pain, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse, Hepatomegaly, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Depression, Muscle Spasms, Renal Failure Acute, Pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infection, Small Intestinal Obstruction, Asthenia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2008-10-24
    End date: 2010-11-30

Avonex
    Start date: 2012-08-17

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2006-06-08
    End date: 2006-08-20

Avonex

Avonex
    Start date: 2011-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Zoloft; Methadone HCL; Tysabri; Doragesic (Orphenadrine Citrate, Paracetamol); Doragesic (Orphenadrine Citrate, Paracetamol); Sertraline Hydrochloride; Ampyra; Primidone; Tizanidine Hydrochloride; Gabapentin



Possible Avonex side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Cognitive Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female, weighing 92.0 kg (202.4 pounds)

Reactions: Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Somnolence, Myocardial Infarction, Stress, Hypertension, Convulsion, Cardiac Disorder

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2005-02-01
    End date: 2005-05-01

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis

Other drugs received by patient: Glucosamine Vitamin; Lipitor; Neurontin; Requip; Aspirin; Prozac; Synthroid; Prim Rose OIL



Possible Avonex side effects in 38 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 38 year old male

Reactions: Gait Disturbance, Influenza Like Illness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Paralysis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 39 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 39 year old female

Reactions: Pneumonia, Pulmonary Thrombosis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis



Possible Avonex side effects in 47 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 47 year old female

Reactions: Cardiac Operation, Paraesthesia, Suicidal Ideation, Mental Impairment, Nephrolithiasis, Mental Disorder, Depression, Memory Impairment, Myocardial Infarction

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    End date: 2008-04-25

Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: male

Reactions: Blepharospasm, Balance Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 52 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 52 year old female

Reactions: Dislocation of Vertebra, Fall, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2002-01-01
    End date: 2003-07-01

Avonex
    Start date: 2011-08-25

Avonex
    Start date: 2003-01-01



Possible Avonex side effects in 59 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 59 year old female

Reactions: Injection Site Haemorrhage

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 38 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 38 year old female

Reactions: Contusion, Lower Extremity Mass

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 60 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 60 year old female

Reactions: Breast Cancer

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex

Other drugs received by patient: Interferons (Nos); Copaxone; Hormone Replacement Therapy



Possible Avonex side effects in 28 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Belgium on 2012-08-27

Patient: 28 year old female

Reactions: Intervertebral Disc Protrusion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 55 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 55 year old female

Reactions: Breast Cancer Stage II

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 31 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 31 year old female

Reactions: Chills, Insomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 56 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 56 year old female

Reactions: Loss of Control of Legs, Fall, Ankle Fracture, Convulsion, Dysarthria, Neoplasm Malignant, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Memory Impairment

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex



Possible Avonex side effects in 46 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: 46 year old female

Reactions: Pain, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis

Avonex
    Start date: 2010-11-02



Possible Avonex side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-27

Patient: female

Reactions: White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Loss of Control of Legs, Multiple Sclerosis Relapse

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Avonex
    Start date: 2003-01-01
    End date: 2011-03-01

Avonex
    Indication: Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2001-04-05
    End date: 2003-01-01

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