Interferon Alpha 2B

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Interferon Alpha 2B Information



Interferon Alpha 2B Benefits & Uses

Interferon Alpha 2B is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Hepatitis B
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10000000 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Hepatitis B
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10000000 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: 4 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Hepatitis B
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4470000 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Hepatitis B
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2700000 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Hepatitis B
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1378404 iu
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given to above 1 years old


Interferon Alpha 2B Side Effects

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

Moderate

  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Depression
  • Confusion

Mild

Common

  • Blurred vision
  • Agitation
  • Dyspepsia

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?


    Interferon Alpha 2B may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

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


    Interferon Alpha 2B may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Very few cases of side effects of Interferon Alpha 2B on the liver have been reported.

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


    Side effects of Interferon Alpha 2B rarely affect 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 -

Severe

Moderate



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 -



Frequently asked Questions about Interferon Alpha 2B

  • Is this Interferon Alpha 2B habit forming or addictive?


    Interferon Alpha 2B does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Interferon Alpha 2B as you may feel sleepy.

    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?


    Interferon Alpha 2B is unable to treat or cure 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


    Taking Interferon Alpha 2B with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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



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