Alpha Interferon

Alpha Interferon- Indications, Dosage, Contraindications, ADRs

Category of DrugAlpha Interferon is  Immunosuppressives Drug
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Alpha Interferon is used for
1. Hairy cell leukaemia
2. AIDS-related Kaposi’s
sarcoma in patients above 18 years
3. Malignant melanoma
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms VIALS
Contraindications 1. Consult product literature
2. Avoid injections containing benzyl alcohol in neonates
3. Pregnancy
4. Lactations
Precautions 1. Consult product literature
2. Hairy cell leukaemia
3. Renal impairment
Adverse Effects 1. Anorexia
2. Nausea
3. Influenza
4. Ocular side-effects
5. Depression
6. Myelosuppression
7. Cardiovascular problems
8. Hypertriglyceridaemia
9. Hypersensitivity reactions
10. Thyroid abnormalities
11. Hyperglycaemia
12. Alopecia
13. Psoriasiform rash
14. Thrombocytopenia
Pregnancy Category C

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