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interferon alfa 2b and ribavirin adverse effects

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
17 years experience Pharmacology
Many; see below: Many of patients experience flu-like symptoms like fever, chills, headache, fatigue, and weakness within 1-2 hours of taking the medication. Symptoms ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many different.: Interferon can cause many different types of side-effects including anemia, low white blood cell counts, low platelet counts, decreased appetite, tire ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Interferon: Intron a (interferon alfa 2b) is the trade name for interferon alpha. Not used as much as in the past, but still can be used for high risk melanoma, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Contraindications: See list of contraindications at: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=12503
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. It is a manufactured protein that is d ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Interferon alfa-2b: Interferon Alpha 2b, made from recombinant dna, used in the treament of several illnesses. A poor name -- an intron is defined to be a portion that i ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Interferon alpha: Is a treatment for chronic hepatitis c and is also occasionally used in certain types of lymphoma and leukemia.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Moderate: Alfa interferon was introduced to help control metastatic melanoma. The dose however is extremely high and given over a several week period of time. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wehbeh Wehbeh
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Effective: There is better treatment nowadays with lamivudine or better tenofovir
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Treating Hep C: There are quite a number of totally oral (pill) regimens for treating Hep C, such that interferon is hardly ever used anymore. Not sure who is trying ... Read More

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