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Interferon alpha medication

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Various: Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenita... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Interferon alfa: Interferon may be used to treat some leukemias and other diseases, such as melanoma that has spread to the lymph nodes and chronic hepatitis c.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Interferon: Interferon alfa-2a in pegylated form (brand name is either Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) or peg-intron) is used for hepatitis c infection. This is a... Read More
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Neither: surgical removal is the gold standard. There's not great data on wart viral infection if it isn't visible. If there are visible warts, surgery is the ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It depends: Upon what you're taking it for and multiple other factors. Check w/your doctor for advice.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Progressive HCV: Although i was a coauthor on the first report of using interferon for hepatitis b, there is now oral and more effective therapy. It, so far, is still... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Not set dose: There is no set dose for this. Defer to your treating physician.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Whitman
Surgical Oncology 36 years experience
2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Not D.O.C: Unfortunately, p. Vera is not curable by today's standards. Ifn-alpha would not be the drug of choice. Treatment is phlebotomy to maintain hct = t... Read More
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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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There is proven trea: There is proven treatment that is effective, cost affective effective and less controversial for genital warts- Aldara gel.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Interferons: Used to treat several diseases, mainly multiple sclerosis, and hepatitis c, according to severity and degree of responsiveness,mainly they modulate th... Read More

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