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Composition for INTRON-A

Interferon Alpha 2B(30%)

food interaction for INTRON-A

alcohol interaction for INTRON-A

pregnancy interaction for INTRON-A

lactation interaction for INTRON-A

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Intron-a 30% penfill at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Intron-a 30% penfill may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Intron-a 30% penfill is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Interferon Alpha 2B(30%)


Interferon alpha 2β is used for the treatment of hepatitis B and C. It is also used in the treatment of various cancerous conditions of blood cells, bone marrow, lymph glands or skin such as hairy cell leukaemia, chronic myelogenous leukaemia, multiple myeloma, follicular lymphoma, carcinoid tumour and malignant melanoma

How it works

Interferon alpha 2β belongs to a class of drugs called as immunostimulants. It modifies body’s immune response against infections and reduces amount of virus in the body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Alterations in thyroid hormone levels, Back pain, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Hair loss, Injection site pain, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Loss of consciousness, Muscle pain


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Expert advice for INTRON-A

• 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.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)