What is Interferon alfa-2a?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Roferon A


Interferon alfa-2a is used to treat chronic hepatitis C, hairy cell leukemia, and chronic phase Philadelphia chromosome (Ph) positive chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Interferon alfa-2a

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bowel irritability 1
Heart palpitations 1
Hives (urticaria) 1
Irritability 1
Muscle soreness 1

Why patients stopped taking Interferon alfa-2a

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Interferon alfa-2a


Stopped taking Interferon alfa-2a

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Interferon alfa-2a.