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Generic: interferon alfacon-1
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This medicine is used to treat hepatitis C
               



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What is this medicine?

INTERFERON ALFACON- 1 (in ter FEER on AL fa kon- 1) helps your immune system work better. This medicine is used to treat hepatitis C.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • alcoholism or other drug abuse or addiction
  • autoimmune disease like psoriasis, Raynaud's phenomenon, rheumatoid arthritis, or systemic lupus erythematosus- blood or bleeding disorders
  • depression or mental disorders
  • diabetes
  • eye disorders
  • heart disease
  • immune system problems
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung disease
  • stomach problems
  • thyroid disease
  • transplant recipient
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to interferons, E. Coli protein, 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. 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. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. Wait at least 48 hours before taking your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

               
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