Pegasys

Active Ingredient(s): Peginterferon Alfa-2a
FDA Approved: * October 16, 2002
Pharm Company: * HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE
Category: Hepatitis

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Pegasys Overview

Pegylated interferon alfa-2a, sold under the brand name Pegasys among others, is medication used to treat hepatitis C and hepatitis B.[1] For hepatitis C it is typically used together with ribavirin and cure rates are between 24 and 92%.[1][2] For hepatitis B it may be used alone.[3] It is given by injection under the skin.[1] Side effects are common.[4] They may include headache, feeling tired, de...

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treatment for liver disease

i am stage 3 geno 1 and just starting treatment want to lnow what others have expeirenced ## I am stage 1 geno 3 and am on my 3rd week of treatment. So far, the first day, I had chills and fever.. My depression has worsened, and I do not have an appitite. Food I used to love I can't stand, so my tastes have changed, My skin seems to get very red and is more sensitive than normal, but physically I feel better than ever.. I was not expecting to feel this good..

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discontinuing treatment

i am on treatment for 48 weeks, wascundetectable at week 5, am now finishing week 25. question is, is stopping treatment early(been on treatment 20 weeks virus free already)ever done for this reason? ## Have you asked your doctor? That would really be the best person to advise you in this situation. No one online knows your entire medical history and what the proper treatment plan for you is and what may or not be safe.

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Skin reaction

I have had a bad skin reaction to the treatment. My skin is dry, itchy, scaly and sore. Can anybody suggest anything to help calm and reduce my reaction? Any suggestions would be appreciated. ## I have had a bad skin reaction to the treatment PEGASYS for hepatitus . My skin is dry, itchy, scaly and sore. Can anybody suggest anything to help calm and reduce my reaction? Any suggestions would be appreciated. ## Since you do have a serious medical condition and are undergoing this treatment, you should check with your doctor to see what might be safe for you to use. There are certain medications, or topical applications that may help, but most are processed through the liver, so they could potentially cause you problems. Have you talked to your doctor about it?

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pegasys

for hep-c ## What is drug codes for the below list of brand name? PEG-INTRON PEG-INTRON REDIPEN ROFERON-A GAMASTAN S/D GAMIMUNE N HEPAGAM B HYPERHEP S/D IMMUNE GLOBULIN RESPIGAM VENOGLOBULIN-S FACTREL FERTINEX FOLLISTIM AQ GANIRELIX ACETATE GONAL-F GONAL-F RFF MENOPUR PROFASI REPRONEX LUPRON DEPOT-PED KEY-PRED 25 METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC SANDIMMUNE SOLU-MEDROL REBIF DTIC-DOME IV ETOPOSIDE FUDR METHOTREXATE METHOTREXATE SODIUM NOVANTRONE TOPOSAR

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Peginterferon Alfa-2a
  • Injection: 180mcg/0.5ml, 180mcg/ml
  • Syringe: 180u/5ml
  • Vial: 180ug/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pegasys: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0004-0350 Pegasys 180 ug/ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.
  • 0004-0352 Pegasys Kit by Genentech, Inc.
  • 0004-0357 Pegasys 180 ug/.5ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.
  • 0004-0360 Pegasys 135 ug/.5ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.
  • 0004-0365 Pegasys 180 ug/.5ml Subcutaneous Injection, Solution by Genentech, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Peginterferon Alfa-2a or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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pegasys
for hep-c ## What is drug codes for the below list of brand name? PEG-INTRON PEG-INTRON REDIPEN ROFERON-A GAMASTAN S/D G... 1 reply
Pegasys AND RIBAVIRIN AE NUMBERS
Dear sir; requesting your kind assistance to provide me with the AMERICAN EQUIVALENT DRUG NUMBER (AE) of:- 1- Pegasys in...




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