What is Peginterferon alfa-2b?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Pegylated interferon (peginterferon) alfa-2b used to treat chronic hepatitis C in combination with ribavirin or alone depending on the patients previous use of interferons.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Peginterferon alfa-2b

Side effect Patients
Nausea 4
Fatigue 2
Fever/chills 2
Suicidal ideation 2
Anemia 1
Anorexia (appetite loss) 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Peginterferon alfa-2b

Dosage Patients
50 mcg weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Peginterferon alfa-2b

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 12
Did not seem to work 10
Course of treatment ended 9
Side effects too severe 8
Other 2
See all 24 patients who've stopped taking Peginterferon alfa-2b

Duration

Currently taking Peginterferon alfa-2b

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Peginterferon alfa-2b

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Peginterferon alfa-2b and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ledipasvir-sofosbuvir (Harvoni) 1
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