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DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: hydroxyurea, lamivudine, stavudine, telbivudine, theophylline, zidovudine.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood tests, thyroid tests, virus levels, kidney function tests, triglyceride levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Depending on your medical history, other tests (e.g., EKG) may be needed. Consult your doctor for more details.

You may need an eye exam before using this medication. If you have an eye disease or have a condition that places you at greater risk for eye disease (e.g., diabetes), you should have periodic eye exams while using this drug.

Do not change brands of interferon without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. Other interferons may not have the same effects on your disease.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose and you remember within 2 days of when you should have taken the medication, give the injection as soon as remembered. Take your next dose on the day you usually take it. If more than 2 days have passed since your missed dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist to establish a new dosing schedule.

STORAGE: Store in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees F (2-8 degrees C). This medication should not be left outside the refrigerator for more than 24 hours. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Each vial or prefilled syringe can be used only once; discard any unused portion. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854- 1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).

Information last revised May 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.

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