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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Interon. Please consult your doctor.
Interon 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 s... View More
Interon 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 Interon alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and rea... View More
Interon should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Interon may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Interon is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Interon may not be needed in the... View More
Interon is used in the treatment of follicular lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia. It works by altering cell function/growth and the body's natural defens... View More
Uses of Interon
- Follicular lymphoma
- Hairy cell leukemia
Side effects of Interon
- Decreased appetite
- Decreased calcium level in blood
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Flu-like symptoms
- Hair loss
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
How to use Interon
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Interon works
Interon modulates the body's immune system.
What if you forget to take Interon?
If you miss a dose of Interon, 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 r... 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