Generic Name : Thymalfasin Therapeutic Classification : Immunomodulators
International- Zadaxin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a purified sterile lyophilized preparation, prescribed for chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C either alone or with other medications. It is also used for chemotherapy-induced immune depression. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with immunosuppression, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
SC- The recommended dose is 1.6 mg (900 µg/m2). 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 needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Side Effects :
Viral Infection - Hepatitis B, C infections, HIV infections.
Cancer - Non-small cell lung cancer, skin cancer.
Immune disorders - Autoimmune liver disease, primary immune deficiency.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in refrigerator (2° and 8°C).
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