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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Drug and Prescription Information


PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Medication Classification


PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Brandname


PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) is used for the Treatment

Treats hepatitis C.

When To Not Use PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to peginterferon, or if you have certain other types of hepatitis or liver disease.

How Should You Use PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It may also be given by a home health caregiver.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • The vials (bottles) this medicine comes in should be used only one time.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Storage

Store PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have thyroid problems, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, kidney disease, lung disease, high blood pressure, or a history of mental illness or drug or alcohol abuse.
  • Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • You might continue to have side effects for several months after you stop using this medicine.

PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2B (Injection) (Kit) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools, severe stomach pain, severe nausea and vomiting
  • Chest pain, trouble breathing
  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Seeing or hearing things
  • Sores or white patches in the mouth or throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual thoughts or behaviors, depression, thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • Vision problems
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild "flu-like" symptoms (muscle aches, sore throat, cough, fever, chills)
  • Mild skin rash, redness, itching, or bruising where the shot is given

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