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Viraferonpeg® [vial] is an interferon, prescribed for hepatitis C in patients who have not received interferon alpha earlier. It may also be useful in hepatitis B infection.  

Drug information on Viraferonpeg® [vial] (Peginterferon Alfa 2 B) from Fulford (India) Ltd

Viraferonpeg® [vial]

Fulford (India) Ltd
Generic : Peginterferon Alfa 2 B
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Medical Condition(s) for which Viraferonpeg® [vial] may be prescribed

Side effects of Viraferonpeg® [vial]

  Skin: Bruising, pain, redness, swelling, itching, irritation in place where this medication injected, itching.

  Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation.

  Central Nervous System:Headache, dizziness, confusion.

  Miscellaneous: Heartburn, weight loss, hair or thinning, fast heart beat.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Dose based on patients condition and how body responds.

How to use Viraferonpeg® [vial]?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered subcutaneously (under the skin), at weekly intervals.

When is Viraferonpeg® [vial] not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Autoimmune hepatitis; decompensated liver disease; hypersensitivity to the drug; in combination with ribavirin capsules, peginterferon alfa-2b is contraindicated in pregnancy.

Warnings and Precautions for Viraferonpeg® [vial]

Do not stop using this medication without talking to your doctor.

• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Consult with your doctor about using birth control while you are taking this medication. You should not breast-feed while you are taking this medication.

• Do not use another brand of this medication or change your dose without talking with your doctor.

• Drinking extra fluids is must while you are taking this medication.

Caution needed for patients with liver impairment.

Other Precautions for Viraferonpeg® [vial]

Consult with your doctor for dosage changes.

Storage Conditions for Viraferonpeg® [vial]

Store at 25°C. Store it in air tight container and keep away from children.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA

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