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Peg-Intron - Used for: The treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Peg-Intron is used alone or with other medicines.

Peg-Intron is an interferon. It works by increasing the response of the body's immune system against the virus.

Peginterferon alfa-2b is made from human proteins that help the body fight viral infections.

Peginterferon alfa-2b is used to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. Peginterferon alfa-2b is often used in combination with another medication called ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, RibaPak, Ribasphere, RibaTab) to treat hepatitis C in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.

Peginterferon alfa-2b may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Patients must be ≥18 years and have compensated liver disease. The optimal treatment for chronic hepatitis C is considered to be the administration of the combination of Peg-Intron with ribavirin. Treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Patients must be ≥18 years and have compensated liver disease.

Treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Patients must be ≥18 years and have compensated liver disease. The optimal treatment for chronic hepatitis C is considered to be the administration of the combination of interferon α-2b with ribavirin.

Treatment of chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B. The optimal treatment for chronic hepatitis C is considered to be the administration of the combination of peginterferon α-2b with ribavirin. When Peg-Intron RediPen is to be used in combination with ribavirin, please also refer to the ribavirin product information. This combination of peginterferon α-2b with ribavirin is indicated for the treatment of naive, relapse and nonresponder patients with chronic hepatitis C who have elevated transaminases without liver decompensation and who are positive for serum HCV-RNA or anti-HCV. This combination is also indicated for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C who are co-infected with clinically stable HIV. Patients must be ≥18 years and have compensated liver disease.

Treatment of adult patients with histologically proven chronic hepatitis C who have elevated transaminases without liver decompensation and who are positive for serum HCV-RNA or anti-HCV. The optimal treatment for chronic hepatitis C is considered to be the administration of the combination of peginterferon α-2b with ribavirin. (When Peg-Intron is to be used in combination with ribavirin, refer also to the ribavirin product information.)

Treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients ≥18 yr w/ compensated liver disease; elevated transaminases w/o liver decompensation; +ve for serum HCV-RNA or anti-HCV including naive patients w/ clinically stable HIV co-infection & in patients who have failed previous treatment w/ interferon α (pegylated or nonpegylated) & ribavirin combination therapy or interferon α monotherapy.

Active ingredients: Peg-Intron
Unit description, dosagePrice, USD
Injectable; Injection; Peginterferon Alfa-2b 50 mcg / 0.5 ml
Injectable; Injection; Peginterferon Alfa-2b 80 mcg / 0.5 ml
Injectable; Injection; Peginterferon Alfa-2b 100 mcg / 0.5 ml
Injectable; Injection; Peginterferon Alfa-2b 120 mcg / 0.5 ml
Injectable; Injection; Peginterferon Alfa-2b 150 mcg / 0.5 ml
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