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Old 07-27-2005, 02:03 PM   #1
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New to these terms

What in the world is CRABS? I have been trying to figure it out but to no avail.....

 
Old 07-27-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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Tiarah, there are 4 primary drugs used to treat MS, I believe they are all called "disease modifying" drugs. I am not on any of them, but read the explanation here - Coxopane(?), Rebif(?), Avonex and Betaserone(?). Question marks are because I don't know if I got them right! Someone will need to correct my "pop quiz" - LOL.

 
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:49 PM   #3
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Well okay, now THAT makes sense, why I couldn't figure that out is beyond me. Thanks!!!!!

 
Old 07-27-2005, 04:55 PM   #4
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I am so glad you asked that!! I have sat here many nights trying to figure it out myself!!! Now I know...Thanks again for asking!!!

 
Old 07-27-2005, 05:27 PM   #5
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I have been on Avonex for more than a year and it took ME a good week to figure out what CRABS meant! ha!

 
Old 07-27-2005, 10:04 PM   #6
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So many people are stumped by the "CRAB" meaning. It used to be the "ABC" drugs until Rebif came along a few years ago. I say we reconsider and refer to them as "BARC" instead of "CRAB" . I don't know, every time I hear the drugs referred to as "CRAB" it sounds kinda silly. I suppose we MSers need a good laugh anyway. Have a great night everyone - Sharon Grace

 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:44 PM   #7
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Wow - I'm on Rebif and never knew that!

 
Old 07-28-2005, 07:06 PM   #8
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LOL...the first time I heard it the term "CRAB meds" I thought "what the hell does that have to do with MS?" It took me a while to get past the shock!!! I wont say what I thought you were referring to, but I am willing to guess it popped in some one elses mind but mine!

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Old 08-10-2006, 02:12 PM   #9
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I glad I figured out the search feature as I couldn't figure out "crab" either. My doctor calls the drugs ABC+ for Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxaine (sp) plus the other newer drugs.

 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:03 AM   #10
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Thanks, i am no longer in the dark now either! Lol.

 
Old 08-11-2006, 12:05 AM   #11
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LOL...the first time I heard it the term "CRAB meds" I thought "what the hell does that have to do with MS?" It took me a while to get past the shock!!! I wont say what I thought you were referring to, but I am willing to guess it popped in some one elses mind but mine!

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I know what you were thinking because i thought it too!!!

 
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