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Infergen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- What are the possible side effects of interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- How should I use interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Infergen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Infergen)?
- What should I avoid while using interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- What other drugs will affect interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Infergen)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember, and then call your doctor to ask when you should use your next dose. Do not go back to your regular dosing schedule without talking to your doctor. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Infergen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially drugs that weaken your immune system, such as:
- cancer medicine;
- steroids such as prednisone, dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) fluticasone (Flonase, Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), and others;
- medicines to treat autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's disease; or
- medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with interferon alfacon-1. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about interferon alfacon-1.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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