GENERIC NAME: INTERFERON ALFA(CON) - INJECTION (in-ter-FEER-on AL-fuh)
BRAND NAME(S): Alferon N, Infergen, Intron A, Roferon-A
WARNING: This medication can infrequently cause or worsen serious (rarely fatal) medical conditions, including mental/mood conditions (e.g., depression), immune system problems (autoimmune conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis), circulation problems, or infections. If your medical history includes any of these conditions, tell your doctor promptly. Also, tell your doctor immediately if any serious symptoms or side effects occur (see Side Effects section).
This medication may be combined with ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C. Ribavirin may cause harm to an unborn baby or death. Women must avoid pregnancy while they or their male partners are using ribavirin. Ribavirin may cause a blood disorder (hemolytic anemia), which can worsen heart disease. If you are using this medication with ribavirin to treat chronic hepatitis C, also carefully read the drug information for ribavirin.
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