Interferon Gamma-1b
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Interferon Gamma-1b?

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• This medicine is used to fight infections associated with chronic granulomatous disease.

• This medicine is used to slow the progress of osteopetrosis.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

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

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Irritation where the shot is given.

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth...