Intalfa 3Miu Penfill Injection 1's

Cancer/Oncology Rx required
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INTRODUCTION

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL contains Interferon alpha 2B which belongs to a group of medicines called immunomodulators. It is used to treat hairy cell leukemia, malignant melanoma, follicular lymphoma, condylomata acuminata, AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, chronic hepatitis B and C. Hairy cell leukemia produces abnormal white blood cells that travel to the spleen where they trap and destroy normal blood cells.

Interferons are low molecular glycoprotein cytokines produced by host cells in response to viral infections. Interferon alpha 2B interacts with receptors on the surface of cells, where it fights with cancer, directly by interfering with the cancer cells ability to divide, and indirectly by modifying the body's response to the cancer cells.

Before receiving INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL, tell your physician if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. This medicine is not suitable for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. The common side effects are tiredness, nausea, diarrhoea and headache.

USES OF INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL

Treats,

  • hairy cell leukemia
  • malignant melanoma
  • follicular lymphoma
  • condylomata acuminata
  • AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma
  • chronic hepatitis B and C

HOW INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL WORKS

Interferon alpha interacts with receptors on the surface of cells, where it fights cancer; directly by interfering with the cancer cells ability to divide, and indirectly by modifying the body's response to the cancer cells.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL will be administered by your doctor or nurse as subcutaneous (under the skin) or intramuscular injection.

SIDE EFFECTS OF INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL

SERIOUS

  • mental health problems
  • heart or blood problems
  • depression
  • severe chest pain
  • trouble breathing
  • change in vision
  • unusual bleeding
  • high fever
  • stomach pain

COMMON

  • flu-like symptoms
  • extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • nausea
  • taste changes
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • blood sugar problems
  • thyroid problems
  • rash, dry or itchy skin, redness and swelling (at application site)
  • trouble sleeping and headaches

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:

Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a wet or cold cloth to forehead and rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.

Nausea:

Take normal regular meals and do not eat spicy foods.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. ORS should be used to prevent dehydration.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or handle any machines while taking this medicine as it may cause less alertness.

KIDNEY

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL is not recommended in patients with decompensated liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to interferon alpha 2B.

HEART DISEASE

INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL should be used with caution if you are suffering from heart attack or heart problems. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have or had:

  • autoimmune hepatitis
  • depression or anxiety
  • autoimmune disease
  • blood disorders
  • thyroid disorders
  • psychiatric disorders
  • ophthalmologic disorders

INTERACTIONS

Tell your doctor if you are taking or recently used medicines or the following,

  • theophylline (treats breathing problem)
  • zidovudine

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Interferon Alpha 2B
Pharmacological Category :   Immunomodulators
Therapeutic Indication :   Hairy cell leukemia, Malignant melanoma, Follicular lymphoma, Condylomata acuminata, AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, Chronic hepatitis B and C
Dosage Forms :   Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep out of reach of children
  • Store at 2 - 8°C

FAQs ABOUT INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL

Can I take INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL if I have liver problems?

It is not recommended for use if you have decompensated liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

Does INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL safe during pregnancy?

No, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.

What are the side effects of INTALFA 3MIU PENFILL?

The common side effects are tiredness, nausea, diarrhoea and headache.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi MD. Antimicrobial drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology 7th ed. New Delhi, May 2013. Page – 804.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 723-25.

3. Franciane Paul, Sandra Pellegrini, and Gilles Uzé. IFNA2: The prototypic human alpha interferon. May 14, 2015. [Accessed on June 18, 2021] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5629289/

4. MERCK & CO. INC., U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised on Aug, 2014] [Accessed on June 18, 2021] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/103132s5190lbl.pdf

5. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. [Revised on Feb, 2016] [Accessed on June 18, 2021] https://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/i/intron_a/intron_a_pi.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio, Serum
  • Bilirubin Total
  • Calcium
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Hepatitis B (Core) IgM Antibody
  • Hepatitis B s (Surface) Antigen
  • Hepatitis C Virus Total Antibody
  • Kidney Function Test
  • Liver Function Test
  • Peripheral Smear Examination

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    INTERFERON ALPHA-2B 3MIU
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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