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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Roferon-A. Please consult your doctor.
Roferon-A is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in... View More
Roferon-A is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Roferon-A alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and r... View More
Roferon-A should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Roferon-A may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Roferon-A is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Roferon-A may not be needed in... View More
Roferon-A is used in the treatment of follicular lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia. It works by altering cell function/growth and the body's natural defe... View More
Uses of Roferon-A
- Follicular lymphoma
- Hairy cell leukemia
Side effects of Roferon-A
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased calcium level in blood
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Flu-like symptoms
- Hair loss
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
How to use Roferon-A
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Roferon-A works
Roferon-A modulates the body's immune system.
What if you forget to take Roferon-A?
If you miss a dose of Roferon-A, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
Renal cell carcinoma, Chronic hepatitis B, Chronic hepatitis C, Hairy cell leukaemia, AIDS related Kaposi's sarcoma, Chronic myeloid leukaemia, Follicul... View More
Subcutaneous Renal cell carcinoma Adult: As an adjunct to cytotoxic chemotherapy: In an escalating dose of 3 million units 3 times wkly for 1 wk, then... View More
Hypersensitivity. Autoimmune hepatitis, hepatic decompensation.
Mode of Action
Interferon alfa-2a has antiviral, antitumour and immunomodulatory activity. It inhibits replication of a wide range of RNA and DNA viruses. It also exer... View More
History of depression (monitor for signs). Perform regular neuropsychiatric monitoring. Seizure disorders and/or compromised CNS function. Preexisting o... View More
Depressive illness, suicidal behaviour, irritability, insomnia, anxiety. Flu-like symptoms. Headache, dizziness, paraesthesia, confusion, impaired conce... View More
Reduces clearance of theophylline. Enhanced myelosuppression with other myelosuppressive drugs (e.g. zidovudine). Drugs metabolised by CYP450 pathway (m... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More