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Uses of Interferon Alfacon-1
Interferon Alfacon-1 is used in the treatment of:
- Brain Neoplasms
- Carcinoma, Hepatocellular
- Carcinoma, Renal Cell
- Colorectal Neoplasms
- Hepatitis C, Chronic
- Hepatitis D
- Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
- Ileal Neoplasms
- Leukemia, Hairy Cell
- Macular Degeneration
- Multiple Myeloma
- Mycosis Fungoides
- Sezary Syndrome
- Skin Neoplasms
- Skin Ulcer
- Thrombocythemia, Essential
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Interferon Alfacon-1 Brand Names
Interferon Alfacon-1 may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Interferon Alfacon-1 Drug Class
Interferon Alfacon-1 is part of the drug class:
Interferon Alfacon-1 Interactions
This is not a complete list of Interferon Alfacon-1drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Interferon Alfacon-1 and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.
Interferon Alfacon-1 falls into category C:
In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.
There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Interferon Alfacon-1 should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.
No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Interferon Alfacon-1 should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.
Interferon Alfacon-1 Dosage
Take interferon alfacon-1 exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The Interferon Alfacon-1 dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):
- the condition being treated
- other medical conditions you have
- other medications you are taking
- how you respond to this medication
- your weight
- your height
- your age
- your gender
Interferon Alfacon-1 is available in the following doses:
- Interferon Alfacon-1 15 Mcg/0.5 Ml Injectable Solution
- Interferon Alfacon-1 9 Mcg/0.3 Ml Injectable Solution
Forms of Medication
Interferon Alfacon-1 is available in the following forms:
- Injectable Solution