Interferon Alfa 2B specifically is an antiviral or antineoplastic medication used for the treatment of:
- Chronic Hepatitis C / Chronic Hepatitis B
- Hairy Cell Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Behçet’s Disease
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Carcinoid Tumor
- Mastocytosis and Malignant Melanoma
Dosage and Side Effects
The recommended daily interferon alfa 2b dose should be administered by injection into a muscle, under the skin, as an infusion into a vein, or directly into a genital wart. Interferon alfa 2b should be used exactly as instructed by your healthcare professional.
Most common adverse reactions include fever, headache, chills, fatigue, and myalgia.
From which class of drug Interferon alfa-2b belongs?
Interferon alfa-2b specifically belongs to the class of drugs named antineoplastic interferons.
What are commonly reported side effects of Interferon?
Fever, headache, chills, fatigue, and myalgia are the common interferon alfa 2b side effects.
How should Interferon alfa-2b be administered?
The recommended dose of alfa interferon should be injected either subcutaneously, intramuscularly, intravenous, or intralesionally.
How does Interferon alfa-2b work?
Falls under antineoplastic, Interferon alfa-2b interacts with receptors on the cell surface. It fights against cancer; directly by interfering with the cancerous cells ability to divide, and indirectly in order to modify the body’s response to the cancerous cells.
How much does interferon alfa 2b cost?
The average wholesale intron A price in India is around 23,760 INR for a supply of 1 powder for the injection. If you purchase a generic brand of alfa 2b then it cost less as compared to innovator one.