PEGIHEP INJECTION UP TO 47% OFF

PEGIHEP INJECTION UP TO 47% OFF

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition : PegInterferon Alfa 2B
  • Manufacturer : Zydus Cadila
  • Indication : Hepatitis C
  • Packaging : Vial
  • Dosage Form : Injection

PACKAGE

  • 80mcg

Medicine Details

Brand name: Pegihep

Generic name: PegInterferon Alfa 2B

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila

Strength: 80mcg

Dosage: Injection

Indication: Hepatitis C virus

Storage: Store in a refrigerator

Overview
Pegihep injection is a prescription drug. It is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. DCGI has also proved this medicine for use in COVID patients. The initial Phase-III clinical trials of Pegylated Interferon Alpha 2b, PegiHep have shown promising results in the treatment of patients suffering from novel coronavirus. The results also indicated that when administered to the patients at an early stage, this medicine can help the patients in recovering faster, hindering the complications.

Pharmacodynamics
Peginterferon alfa-2b tends to inhibit viral replication in infected cells. It also suppresses cell proliferation and induces apoptosis. This compound works by exerting an anti-angiogenic effect. Pegihep injection also exerts immunomodulatory effects including:-

enhances phagocytic activity of macrophages
activates NK cells
stimulates cytotoxic T-lymphocytes
upregulates of the Th1 T-helper cell subset
raises body temperature
decreases in leukocyte and platelet counts

Usage
Pegihep comprises PegInterferon Alfa 2B and is available in the form of an injection. It is administered by a qualified health professional. This medicine works by modulating the immune system of the body. It is advisable to not self-administer Pegihep injection. The duration of treatment with Pegihep is decided by the health professional as per the severity of the condition.

Interactions
Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection may interact with the following medications and diseases severely. Make sure to consult a health professional regarding the same.

Medicine Interactions

Bupropion
Tizanidine
Clozapine
Tramadol
Leflunomide

Disease Interactions

Lung disease
Eye disorder
Kidney disease
Bone marrow suppression
Diabetes Mellitus
Colitis
Thyroid disorders
CNS disorders
Cardiovascular disease
Autoimmune disorders

Alcohol Interaction

It is not known whether alcohol interacts with Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection or not. Consult a physician.
Contraindications
Do not administer Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection in the following circumstances:

Hypersensitivity
Allergy to PegInterferon Alfa 2B
Allergy to any inactive ingredient of Pegihep
Autoimmune hepatitis
Liver cirrhosis

Side Effects Of Pegihep Injection

Fatigue
Headache
Stomach pain
Diarrhea
Viral infection
Inflammation of the mouth
Nervousness
Sore throat
Difficulty in sleeping
Indigestion
Lack of concentration
Dryness in mouth
Dizziness
Cough
Blurred vision
Agitation
Anxiety
Loss of appetite
Chills
Fever
Hoarseness
Tiredness
Dark-colored stools
Weakness
Depression
Dry skin
Muscle ache

Note:- Contact a health professional if side effects occur and worsen your health condition.

Normal Dose
Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection is administered by a qualified health professional under the supervision of a medical professional in a clinical setup. It is advisable to not self-administer Pegihep injection.

Missed Dose
In case you miss a dose of Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection, consult a health professional right away. It is advisable to not change the dose strength to cope with the missed dose.

Overdose
In case of an overdose, call an emergency medical helpline right away. Do not delay or ignore. Overdose can worsen your medical condition and lead to adverse events. Get supportive care from your nearest healthcare provider.

Warnings For Females

  • Pregnancy: Use of Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection is not primarily recommended in pregnant women. It is advisable to be aware of the risks and benefits before administering.
  • Breastfeeding: Use of Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection is not primarily recommended in lactating women. It is advisable to be aware of the risks and benefits before administering.

Precautions
Contraception: The use of effective contraception is advised during Pegihep therapy to hinder unwanted pregnancy.
Heart patients: Use of Pegihep injection in heart patients may not be safe. It is advised to administer with utmost caution.
Operating heavy machines: After administering Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection, it is advisable to not undertake any activity that requires concentration like operating heavy machinery.

Cautions

  • Do not self-administer Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B) injection.
  • Do not miss a dose or overdose.
  • Do not consume alcohol during Pegihep therapy because the interaction of alcohol with this injection is unknown.
  • Do not drive after taking Pegihep (PegInterferon Alfa 2B).

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition : PegInterferon Alfa 2B
  • Manufacturer : Zydus Cadila
  • Indication : Hepatitis C
  • Packaging : Vial
  • Dosage Form : Injection

PACKAGE

  • 80mcg
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