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Pegasys

peginterferon alfa-2a
Peginterferon alfa-2a is used alone or with other medicines to treat chronic Peginterferon alfa-2a is also used to treat chronic Peginterferon alfa-2a may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
peginterferon alfa-2a
DRUG TYPE
antiviral interferons

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use peginterferon alfa-2a with ribavirin if you are pregnant, or if you are a man whose sex partner is pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking ribavirin and for at least 6 months after your last dose.

Peginterferon alfa-2a may cause serious or fatal side effects.

Tell your doctor about any new or worsening mood symptoms, such as feeling irritable, hostile, aggressive, depressed, or having thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms such as chest pain, fast heartbeats, trouble breathing, numbness or weakness, vision or speech problems, fever, chills, a cough with mucus, burning when you urinate, or bloody diarrhea.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Pegasys solution 180 mcg/mL

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