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Interferon Alpha 2B

Interferon Alpha 2B Information

Interferon Alpha 2B Benefits & Uses

Interferon Alpha 2B is used to treat the following -

Interferon Alpha 2B Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Interferon Alpha 2B

Interferon Alpha 2B

Interferon Alpha 2B Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Interferon Alpha 2B is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Insomnia Mild
  5. Nausea or vomiting
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Abdominal Pain Mild
  8. Agitation
  9. Pharyngitis
  10. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Fatigue Mild
  13. Anxiety Mild
  14. Fever Mild
  15. Depression Moderate
  16. Cough Mild
  17. Confusion
  18. Muscle Ache Mild
  19. Loss of appetite
  20. Diarrhoea

Interferon Alpha 2B Related Warnings

Is the use of Interferon Alpha 2B safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Interferon Alpha 2B. It is best to stop taking Interferon Alpha 2B immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Interferon Alpha 2B safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can take Interferon Alpha 2B as it bears very minor side effects for them.

Mild

What is the effect of Interferon Alpha 2B on the Kidneys?

Interferon Alpha 2B rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Interferon Alpha 2B on the Liver?

Interferon Alpha 2B is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Interferon Alpha 2B on the Heart?

Interferon Alpha 2B is rarely harmful for the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Interferon Alpha 2B with Other Drugs

Interferon Alpha 2B should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Abacavir,Lamivudine

    Zidovudine

    Clozapine

    Interferon Alpha 2B Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Interferon Alpha 2B unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Depression
    2. Suicidal Tendency
    3. Stroke
    4. Anemia
    5. Heart Disease
    6. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    7. Diabetes
    8. Liver Disease
    9. Kidney Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Interferon Alpha 2B

    Is this Interferon Alpha 2B habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Interferon Alpha 2B has not been reported.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Interferon Alpha 2B you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Interferon Alpha 2B only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Interferon Alpha 2B is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

    Interferon Alpha 2B Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Interferon Alpha 2B

    Taking Interferon Alpha 2B with food does not harm your health.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Interferon Alpha 2B

    Consuming Interferon Alpha 2B with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Intron® A (Interferon alfa-2b)