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
Side effects of Interon
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