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Pegasys Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Pegasys)?

Use the medicine as soon as you remember the missed dose, then go back to your regular schedule on the day your next dose is due. If you are more than 2 days late in using your injection, call your doctor for instructions. Do not use extra medicine to make up a missed dose.

What happens if I overdose (Pegasys)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while using peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Using this medication will not prevent you from passing hepatitis. Follow your doctor's instructions about how to prevent passing the disease to another person.

What other drugs will affect peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys)?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran);
  • telbivudine (Tyzeka);
  • theophylline (Slo-Bid, Theobid, Theo-Dur, and others);
  • methadone (Diskets, Dolophine, Methadose); or
  • HIV or AIDS medication such as abacavir (Ziagen), didanosine (Videx), emtricitabine (Atripla, Emtriva, Truvada), lamivudine (Epivir, Combivir), stavudine (Zerit), tenofovir (Viread), zalcitabine (Hivid), or zidovudine (Retrovir).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with peginterferon alfa-2a. 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 pharmacist can provide more information about peginterferon alfa-2a.


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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