Interferon Alfa

 

 Interferon Alfa

 

Application: Cancer - viral infection

 

Dosage forms of interferon alpha

  • Soluble vial, powder vial, syringe ready for injection

 

 

Interferon Alpha Drug Information

Dosage and method of interferon alpha

Contraindications to interferon alpha

Interferon alpha during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of interferon alpha on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Interferon Alpha

Special warnings and precautions while taking interferon alfa

Side effects of interferon alpha

Interferon alpha overdose (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of interferon alfa

 

 

Interferon Alpha Drug Information

Interferon alpha is used to treat various cancers (including leukemia, melanoma, Kaposi's sarcoma associated with AIDS). It is also used to treat viral infections (such as chronic hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis C, condyloma acuminata (genital warts)). Interferon alpha is the interferon protein that your body naturally produces; Interferon in the body affects the growth of the body's cells and the body's natural defenses (immune system). Adding more interferon may help your body fight cancer or viral infections.

 

Dosage and method of interferon alpha

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of interferon alpha varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Interferon alpha is injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously.
  • The dose of this medicine depends on how your disease is healing.
  • Drink plenty of water while taking this medicine.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to interferon alpha

  • Note the expiration date of the interferon alfa drug and do not take it if the expired drug has expired.
  • Never give interferon alfa to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with interferon alpha, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Interferon alpha during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. This medicine can have side effects on your fetus.

 

The effect of interferon alpha on driving and working with machines

Interferon alpha can make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Interferon Alpha

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with interferon-alpha include barbiturates (such as phenobarbital), colchicine, and drugs that may affect your immune system (such as cancer chemotherapy drugs, aldecloquine, cyclosporine). ), Hydroxyurea, telbivudine, theophylline (eg aminophylline, theophylline).

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking interferon alfa

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have heart problems (angina).
  • If your blood pressure is high.
  • If you have a blood cell problem.
  • If you have liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have eye problems.
  • If you have digestive problems such as colitis.
  • If you have lung problems (asthma, pneumonia).
  • If you have lung problems (asthma, pneumonia).
  • If your blood triglyceride level is high.
  • If you have an immune system disease.
  • If you have AIDS.
  • If you have thyroid problems.
  • If you have a history of epilepsy or seizures.
  • If you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
  • If you have pancreatitis.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of interferon alpha

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Pain, swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • stomach discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • back ache
  • Vertigo
  • Dry mouth
  • Gum and tooth problems
  • Taste change
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Symptoms such as colds (fever, chills and body aches): These symptoms start one day after interferon alpha injection, to reduce these side effects, inject this medicine before bed.
  • Temporary hair loss

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to interferon alpha.

 

Interferon alpha overdose (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as chest pain, persistent nausea and vomiting, stomach and abdominal pain, dark urine, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of interferon alfa

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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