Interferon alpha-2a is used for what coniditon?

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 long acting interferon, which means it is taken once week. Standard or non-pegylated interferon is an old interferon also used to be to treat hepatitis c infection. This is usually taken three times a week. This interferon is not used widely since 2001/2002.

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Why might interferon alpha be prescibed?

Various. Interferon Alpha is used for treatment of chronic hepatitis b and c, follicular non-hodgkin lymphoma, kaposi's sarcoma in aids patients, and anogenital warts. Other uses are under investigation, such as for carcinoid, multiple myeloma, renal cell carcinoma, and others. Read more...
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. Read more...

What's the difference between imiquimod and topical human interferon alpha-2beta? Can it be more beneficial to apply both concurrently?

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 best treatment and there's no data that interferon helps at all, and slight data that Imiquimod lowers recurrence rate after surgery. There's not much data out there for a role for interferon except maybe in respiratory warts. Read more...

What are the indications of using interferon alpha in case of viral hepatitis?

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 used in combination with other therapy for progressive hepatitis c based on a variety of parameters including liver biopsy and certain blood tests. Many, perhaps most people with chronic hcv die with it but not of it. Read more...
Combination therapy. Pegylated Alpha interferon indicated for certain treatment protocols for chronic hepatitis b and used in combination therapy for treatment of chronic hepatitis c. Read more...

Dose of Interferon alpha 2B for Hepatitis C patient?

Not set dose. There is no set dose for this. Defer to your treating physician. Read more...
Discuss with your. treating physician who has all of your history and lab results. Read more...

My mom got a blood disease called polycythemia vera. May I know the price for interferon-alpha which can be used to cure this disease. Also could you recommend me some brand of this medicine?

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 = to 45. Baby asa and drug call Hydrea (hydroxyurea) to control WBC or platelets if they are increased. Ifn can be used but it usually used in younger pregnant females. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) much better tolerated, esp in elderly populations. Read more...
There are 4 types of. Interferon. Alfacon 1, alfa 2, beta 1 and beta 2. Also need to know dose and frequency of administration. Please resubmit your question with this information. Thanks. Read more...
She needs a speciali. A good specialist is what she needs first. You should seek the advice of a hematologist who works in a major cancer center. P. Vera has some new treatments(jak2 inhibitors) which are in clinical trials. Interferon( has some activity and can be beneficial but it is an older treatment which has many serious side effects and it is very expensive .Too alpha-2b) also called introna) ask for this bran. Read more...