Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Pegasys
  2. Pegasys Proclick

Descriptions


Peginterferon alfa-2a injection is used alone or together with other medicines, such as ribavirin (Copegus®, Rebetol®) and telaprevir (Incivek®), to treat chronic hepatitis C infection. It is also used to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. Peginterferon alfa-2a is a synthetic (man-made) version of a substance that is normally produced in the body. It helps your immune system fight hepatitis infections.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution