Interferon Alfa-2b
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Interferon Alfa-2b?

(in ter FEER on AL fa too bee)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

• This medicine is used to treat genital warts.

• This medicine is used to treat hepatitis B and C infections.

• This medicine is used to treat skin lesions in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have bleeding problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have drug or alcohol addiction, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have any eye problems, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider. The flu-like side effects of interferon may be stressful to heart patients.

• If you have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mental illness or thoughts of suicide, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare...

 
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