Interferon alpha (ABX)

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D.
Interferon alpha (ABX) is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Hepatitis C and AIDS-related KS (interferon [IFN] alpha 2a and IFN alpha 2b)
  • CML and hairy cell leukemia (IFN alpha 2a)
  • Hepatitis B (IFN alpha 2b)
  • Condyloma acuminata, hairy cell leukemia, malignant melanoma, follicular lymphoma (IFN alpha 2b)
  • Pegylated Interferon (Peg-Intron and Pegasys): Hepatitis C. Only Pegasys plus Copegus have the indication for HCV in HIV coinfected patients.

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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Hepatitis C and AIDS-related KS (interferon [IFN] alpha 2a and IFN alpha 2b)
  • CML and hairy cell leukemia (IFN alpha 2a)
  • Hepatitis B (IFN alpha 2b)
  • Condyloma acuminata, hairy cell leukemia, malignant melanoma, follicular lymphoma (IFN alpha 2b)
  • Pegylated Interferon (Peg-Intron and Pegasys): Hepatitis C. Only Pegasys plus Copegus have the indication for HCV in HIV coinfected patients.

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Last updated: September 6, 2017