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Generic: interferon gamma-1b
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In patients with chronic granulomatous disease, this medicine helps to fight infections

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What is this medicine?

INTERFERON (in ter FEER on) Gamma- 1b helps your immune system work better. In patients with chronic granulomatous disease, this medicine helps to fight infections. In children with osteoporosis, interferon gamma helps to slow the progression of the disease.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • blood or bleeding disorders
  • bone marrow disease
  • depression or other mental disorders
  • heart disease
  • liver disease
  • seizure disorder
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to interferon, proteins, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Do not shake the solution before measuring or injecting a dose. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. Reschedule your next dose about 48 hours later. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you have questions about adjusting your schedule.

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