Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Drugs

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MS Drugs - Betaseron Efficacy (Effectiveness of Betaseron )

How effective is Betaseron ?

  % of patients exacerbation free at end of 2 years
Placebo Betaseron Betaseron
0.05mg 0.25mg
16% 18% 25%

Note: Patients on the study who required more than three 28-day courses of corticosteroids were removed from the study

Number of exacerbations in Subset (people who completed full 2 years) completing 2 years of Betaseron

No. of Exacerbations Placebo Betaseron Betaseron
0.05mg 0.25mg
0 20% 22% 29%
1 32% 31% 39%
2 20% 28% 17%
3 15% 15% 14%
4 15% 7% 9%
≥5 21% 16% 8%

Ref: Betaseron prescribing information

 

 

 

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