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Interferon Alpha 2A

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Uses

Interferon Alpha 2A is used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (ms), hairy cell leukemia, melanoma, follicular lymphoma, genital warts (skin bumps on or around the genital or anal area), soft tissue sarcoma (cancer of soft tissue), chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B

How it works

Interferon Alpha 2A modulates the body's immune system.

Common side effects

Headache, Sweating, Joint pain, Flu-like symptoms, Muscle pain, Vomiting, Decreased white blood cell count, Nausea, Decreased appetite, Hair loss, Decreased calcium level in blood, Rigors, Fatigue, Diarrhoea

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

• Use effective contraception while on therapy.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms associated with depression, change in your vision or respiratory infection.
• You will regularly monitored to check for changes in your blood cell count, liver function, glucose (blood sugar levels) or changes in other laboratory values.
• It should not be given to patients with known allergy to Interferon alpha 2A or any of its ingredients.
• Interferon alpha 2A should not be given to patients with autoimmune hepatitis, cirrhosis.
• Interferon alpha 2A should not be given to newborn babies.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)