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Bioferon 5MIU injection

Brand: Segionior
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Bioferon 5MIU injection is composed of Interferon Alfa-2b. (5MIU)

Interferon Alfa-2b is a man made protein similar to naturally occurring interferons that has antiproliferative cytotoxic and antiangiogenic properties. It helps in combating viral infections and cancerous growths.  

Introduction

How To Use

  • It is given via injection into a vein.
  • It should only be given by a health care professional.

Expert Advice

  • It should only be given by a healthcare professional.
  • Blood cells should be monitored closely.
  • Do not double the dose.
  • In case of any allergic reaction consult your doctor immediately.
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke while taking this medicine.

Primary Uses

Hepatitis C and Melanoma

Indications

It is indicated for treating various types of cancers such as hairy cell leukaemia, chronic myelogenous leukaemia, multiple myeloma, AIDS related Kaposi’s sarcoma, malignant melanoma non hodgkin lymphoma. Interferon Alfa-2b is also used for treating genital warts and severe viral infections such as chronic hepatitis B and C.        

Side Effects

This medicine is known to cause sideffects which includes: Influenze (Flu) like symptoms , stomach and nervous system (brain like) effects, seizures, hyperglycemia (increased blood sugar).

Warnings

Pregnancy

Research suggests that this medicine should be avoided by pregnant women.

Lactation

This medicine is not recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Driving

Driving should be avoided while taking Interferon Alfa-2b, as it can make you feel dizzy.

Liver

Patients with decompensated liver disease (chronic liver disease) should consult their doctor before using Interferon Alfa-2b .

Kidney

Patients with impaired renal (kidney) function should consult their doctor before using Interferon Alfa-2b .

Alcohol

Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking Interferon Alfa-2b.

Precautions

Before taking Interferon Alfa-2b give your doctor the detailed medical history including any known allergies. Inform your doctor about any medications that you take. Older patients should use Interferon Alfa-2b only upon doctor’s consultation as it may cause some serious side effects in them. Immediately consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction. Patients with impaired liver and kidney function should consult their doctor before taking Interferon Alfa-2b.

Contraindications

It is not recommended in severe renal (kidney), hepatic (liver) or myeloid (white blood cells or platelets) dysfunction, seizures or nervous system impairment.

FAQS

How long does it take for Interferon Alfa-2b to work?

It takes about 3-12 hours after intramuscular administration and 30 minutes after intravenous administration to reach its peak effect.

How does Interferon Alfa-2b work?

It works by interacting with the receptors on the surface of the cells.

Does Interferon Alfa-2b make you feel dizzy?

Yes, it may make you feel dizzy.

Is Interferon Alfa-2b a habit forming medicine?

No, it is not a habit forming medicine.

For how long should I take Interferon Alfa-2b?

Consult your doctor for the dose and duration of Interferon Alfa-2b.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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