Generic Name: interferon beta-1b (Subcutaneous route) in-ter-FEER-on BAY-ta-1b Commonly used brand name(s): In the U.S. Betaseron Extavia Available Dosage Forms: Powder for Solution Therapeutic Class: Immunological Agent Pharmacologic Class: Interferon, Beta (class) Uses For Betaseron Interferon beta-1b is used to treat the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS). This medicine will not cure MS, but may decrease the number of relapses of the disease.
Interferons help the body fight viral infections. Betaseron is a prescription medicine used to reduce the number of relapses in people with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). This includes people who have had their first symptoms of multiple sclerosis and have an MRI consistent with multiple sclerosis.