Disease Information for Interferon alfa-2b (Intron/A) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Muscle Pain
Myalgias
Tender or painful muscles/Myalgias
Malaise
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Leukopenia
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
Platelet count (Lab)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Alpha-interferon effect/toxicity
Depression
Drug induced Depression
Thrombocytopenia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/ Source rDNA Manufacture
DRUG/Antibiotic/Antimicrobial drugs (category)
DRUG/Antiviral medication (example)
DRUG/Biological response modifiers/chemoRX (example)
DRUG/Biologicals/serums/vaccines/blood products (cat)
DRUG/Genetically engineered/biological drug (example)
DRUG/Immune response modifier effect
DRUG/Interferon preparation (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
IFN alpha 2B, Inteferon alpha 2b (human leukocyte clone Hif SN 206 protein moiety reduced), INTERFERON, INTERFERON ALFA 2 B, INTERFERON ALFA 2 B PREPARATION, Interferon alfa 2b, INTERFERON ALFA 2B PREPARATION, Interferon Alfa 2b Recomb, Interferon Alfa 2b Recombinant, INTERFERON ALFA 2B RECOMBINANT PREPARATION, INTERFERON ALFA B 02, interferon alpha 2b, Interferon alpha 2b (substance), Interferon alpha 2b preparation, Interferon alpha 2b preparation (product), Interferon alpha 2b preparation (substance), Interferon alpha 2b Recombinant, Recombinant Interferon Alfa 2b, RECOMBINANT INTERFERON ALFA B 02, Recombinant Interferon alpha 2b, Brand name/Intron-A (Interferon alpha 2b), Brand name/Peg-Intron (Peginterferon alfa-2b), Brand name/Rebetron (comb)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/.$$$$$ Most Expensive
DRUG/Injectable medication (parenteral)
DRUG/Injectable preparation only
Definition

Interferon recombinant as interferon alfa-2b (also pegelated preparation as PEG-Intron-A);subcutaneous preparation used for chronic hepatitis C and B; Also used for AIDS Kaposis sarcoma,hairy cell leukemia, malignant melanoma, and follicular lymphoma

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