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Can you tell me the difference between peginterferon alfa 2a & peginterferon alfa 2b?

Drug names. Both are pegylated interferons. Peginterferon alfa 2a is made by roche branded Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) and is a slightly larger molecule. Peginterferon 2B is made by schering and its dose is calculated based on body weight. The brand name is peg-intron. These drugs have similar efficacy and side effects. Read more...
Interferons. These are 2 different interferon molecules attached to peg. (polyethylene glycol). Alpha2a attached with lysine and Alpha 2b with histidine. Alpha 2has longer half life ; given weekly with no body wt consideration. Alpha 2b is short lived ; weight dependent dosage. Thanks. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Peginterferon alfa 2b allergy?

Interferon SEs. Pegylated interferon alfa-2b, or PegIntron, acts as a cytokine agent to help rid the body of certain types of infections. It was a used in Hep C treatment in the past. Side effects can include headache, fatigue, mood changes, trouble sleeping, hair loss, nausea, pain at the injection site, fever, plus other more severe effects including psychosis, liver problems, blood clots, heart trouble etc. Read more...