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General Information on Interferon Alfacon-1

Generic Name : Interferon Alfacon-1

Pronunciation : IN-ter-FEER-on AL-fa-kon-1

Latest prescription information about Interferon Alfacon-1. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hepatitis Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Interferon Alfacon-1

International- Infergen.

Why is Interferon Alfacon-1 Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an interferon, prescribed for hepatitis C virus infection. 

When should Interferon Alfacon-1 not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with autoimmune hepatitis, during pregnancy , planning to become pregnant, or breast-feeding and known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Interferon Alfacon-1?

Initial- The recommended dose is 9 mcg administered three times a week as a single subcutaneous injection for 24 weeks.

How should Interferon Alfacon-1 be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Interferon Alfacon-1?

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.

What are the side effects of Interferon Alfacon-1?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the other precautions for Interferon Alfacon-1?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Interferon Alfacon-1?

Store it in the refrigerator at 2C to 8C. Do not freeze.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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