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
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 1

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

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


Based on patients currently taking Interferon alfa-2a

Dosage Patients
135 mcg weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Interferon alfa-2a

Multiple reasons could be selected

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


Currently taking Interferon alfa-2a

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Interferon alfa-2a

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Interferon alfa-2a.