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Need help staying on Rebif with low white blood count
Debb103 posted:
Has any one had to go off Rebif due to low white blood cell count? My Dr. has told me to stop the Rebif due to the test coming back that my white blood count is low. Rebif has been good to me. I no longer have the flu like feelings nor the Foggy brain. I have been unemployed for a year and a half and just started a new job three weeks ago. I hate to think what going on a new med will do to me physically and mentally. Any suggestions on how I would be able to stay on Rebif if I could get my count back up by staying off Rebif for a time? Was on Copaxone for a year could no longer afford the $600 co-pay. Plus I always had that foggy brain with the Copaxone,
Neil S Lava, MD responded:
Sometimes Rebif can reduce the weight blood cell count. It is worthwhile being off this medication for a month and then restarting the medication to see if the white blood cell count goes down again. Sometimes you can have a reduction of white blood cell count unrelated to the Rebif.

However if you retry Rebif and the white blood cell count remains low, you will need another medication.

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