What is Peginterferon alfa-2b
Peginterferon alfa-2b is a medication that is used to treat certain types of hepatitis C, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. Peginterferon alfa-2b is a form of interferon that is attached to a molecule called a “pegylated” or “polyethylene glycol” molecule. This makes the medication longer-lasting in the body.
Benefits of Peginterferon alfa-2b
and Its Uses.
Peginterferon alfa-2b is a medication that is used to help treat certain types of cancer, hepatitis C, and other conditions. It is a type of interferon that is made to be longer lasting in the body. When used to treat cancer, peginterferon alfa-2b may be given along with other medications.
Peginterferon alfa-2b is available as a brand name drug called Pegasys. It is also available in a generic form.
Peginterferon alfa-2b works by helping the body fight infections and tumors. It does this by increasing the amount of a protein called interferon alfa in the body. This protein helps the body fight infections and tumors.
Peginterferon alfa-2b is used to treat:
• certain types of cancer, including melanoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and non-Hod
Side Effects and Dosage of Peginterferon alfa-2b
Peginterferon alfa-2b is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, and some types of cancer. It is a man-made form of a protein called interferon. Interferon helps the body fight infection.
Peginterferon alfa-2b comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a week.
Some common side effects of peginterferon alfa-2b include:
• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
Peginterferon alfa-2b may also cause serious side effects, including:
• Severe skin rash
• Serious allergic reactions
• Liver problems
• Blood problems
• Changes in mood or behavior
• Vision problems