Privacy

Privacy Policy—EMD Serono, Inc. ("EMD Serono")

General

EMD Serono respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.rebif.com (the "Website"). This Privacy Policy outlines the information EMD Serono will collect and how we will use that information.

Personally-Identifiable Information

There may be cases where EMD Serono will ask you for personally-identifiable information such as your name, mailing address and email address. EMD Serono will not collect any personally-identifiable information about you unless you provide it to us voluntarily. Your information is used so we can better communicate with you via mail, email, or telephone (i) regarding support programs; (ii) to provide you with educational information and materials; (iii) to conduct surveys regarding our programs and materials and (iv) for such other purposes as may be required or permitted by applicable law. If you sign up for emails or other communications from us, you can opt out per the instructions on each communication you receive.

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy or as EMD Serono may be legally required or as otherwise stated at the time personally-identifiable information is gathered, we will not provide personally-identifiable information to third parties who are not under the direction and control of EMD Serono.

Children

The Website is not directed at individuals under thirteen years of age, and EMD Serono does not intend to collect any personally-identifiable information from such individuals, unless otherwise stated at the time such information is collected.

Information Collected Automatically

EMD Serono may also automatically collect non-personally-identifiable information about your use of the Website, such as the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are connecting from an America Online account), the date and time you access the Website, and the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our Website. This information will not be linked to personally-identifiable information. EMD Serono may use this information to analyze and enhance the Website and may aggregate this information and share such aggregated information with business partners, sponsors and other third parties.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may allow links to various other Websites. EMD Serono assumes no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through the Website. These links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of a linked site.

Security

The importance of security for all personally-identifiable information associated with visitors to the Website is of utmost concern to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, EMD Serono cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your personally-identifiable information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using the Website, you signify your assent to the EMD Serono Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. EMD Serono will, however, use personally-identifiable information only in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of the Website is governed by the EMD Serono Legal Statement.

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Important Safety Information and Indication

Important Safety Information

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Before beginning treatment, you should discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with Rebif with your healthcare provider.

Rebif can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while taking Rebif.

  • Behavioral health problems, including depression and suicidal thoughts. You may have mood problems including depression (feeling hopeless or feeling bad about yourself), and thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide
  • Liver problems or worsening of liver problems, including liver failure. Symptoms may include nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness, dark colored urine and pale stools, yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eye, bleeding more easily than normal, confusion, and sleepiness. During your treatment with Rebif you will need to see your healthcare provider regularly and have regular blood tests to check for side effects
  • Serious allergic and skin reactions. Symptoms may include itching, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat, trouble breathing, anxiousness, feeling faint, skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or skin blisters and peels
  • Injection site problems. Symptoms at the injection site may include redness, pain, swelling, color changes (blue or black), and drainage of fluid
  • Blood problems. Rebif can affect your bone marrow and cause low red and white blood cell and platelet counts. In some people, these blood cell counts may fall to dangerously low levels. If your blood cell counts become very low, you can get infections and problems with bleeding and bruising. Your healthcare provider may ask you to have regular blood tests to check for blood problems
  • Seizures. Some people have had seizures while taking Rebif

Rebif will not cure your MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.

Do not take Rebif if you are allergic to interferon beta, human albumin, or any of the ingredients in Rebif.

Before you take Rebif, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • mental illness, including depression and suicidal behavior
  • liver problems, bleeding problems or blood clots, low blood cell counts, seizures (epilepsy), or thyroid problems
  • you drink alcohol
  • you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Rebif will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with Rebif
  • you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Rebif passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use Rebif or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of Rebif include:

  • flu-like symptoms. You may have flu-like symptoms when you first start taking Rebif. You may be able to manage these flu-like symptoms by taking over-the-counter pain and fever reducers. For many people, these symptoms lessen or go away over time. Symptoms may include muscle aches, fever, tiredness, and chills
  • stomach pain
  • change in liver blood tests

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Rebif. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with the Rebif® Rebidose® (interferon beta-1a) autoinjector.

Indication

Rebif is used to treat relapsing forms of MS to decrease the frequency of relapses and delay the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.