Generic Name : Interferon Alfacon-1 Pronunciation : IN-ter-FEER-on AL-fa-kon-1 Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hepatitis Agents ICD Code : Y41.5
International- Infergen. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an interferon, prescribed for hepatitis C virus infection. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with autoimmune hepatitis, during pregnancy , planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding and known hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Initial- The recommended dose is 9 mcg administered three times a week as a single subcutaneous injection for 24 weeks. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history heart, liver, or autoimmune disease; a recent organ transplant, depression, blood disorders, diabetes, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, vision problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Patients may develop with suicidal thoughts; watch them carefully. Side Effects :
* Avoid excess dosage.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in the refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze.
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