Intron A 18MIU Penfill

Fulford India Ltd

Composition for Intron A 18miu Penfill

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Primarily used for

Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, Multiple myeloma
1 Penfill in 1 packet

Medicine Overview of Intron A Penfill


Uses of Intron A Penfill

Intron A 18MIU Penfill is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia.

Side effects of Intron A Penfill


Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Agitation, Pharyngitis, Decreased white blood cell count, Viral infection, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Fever, Anxiety, Depression, Decreased appetite, Cough, Cocentration impaired, Nervousness, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).


How to use Intron A Penfill

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this medicine at home. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Intron A 18MIU Penfill at a fixed time.

How Intron A Penfill works

Intron a 18miu penfill modulates the body's immune system.

In Depth Information on Intron A Penfill

Expert advice for Intron A Penfill

• Seek immediate medical attention if you observe unusual bleeding or bruising. • You will be continuous monitored for complete blood cell count, liver function, kidney function, thyroid activity and serum electrolytes prior to and during the treatment of Interferon alpha 2β.  • Tell your doctor if you are being treated for psoriasis (a skin disorder characterized by red, itchy, scaly patches) as the condition may worsen after administration of interferon alpha 2β. • Inform your doctor if you have a history of or develop any mental disorders such as depression or suicidal behaviors or cirrhosis or liver problems other than Hepatitis B or C. • Exercise caution while taking interferon alpha 2β as you may develop flu like symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection such as fever, cough, or difficulty in breathing or any sort of allergic reaction. • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. • Patients allergic to Interferon alpha 2β or any of its ingredients should not take it. • Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patients who have preexisting heart disorder, decompensated liver disease, fits (epilepsy) or other nervous system disorder • Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patients who have a history of autoimmune disease or an organ transplant and are on immunosuppressant therapy. • Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to patient who have non-responding thyroid condition. • Interferon alpha 2-b should not be given to children who have any psychiatric condition such as depression, suicidal thoughts.
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Special precautions for Intron A 18MIU Penfill
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Intron A 18MIU Penfill may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Intron A 18MIU Penfill is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Intron A 18MIU Penfill may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Intron A 18MIU Penfill is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Interferon Alpha 2B, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

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