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Roferon-A Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- What are the possible side effects of interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- What is the most important information I should know about interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- How should I use interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Roferon-A)?
- What happens if I overdose (Roferon-A)?
- What should I avoid while using interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- What other drugs will affect interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Roferon-A)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the dose you missed and use only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Roferon-A)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of interferon alfa-2a overdose are not well known but may include decreased appetite, chills, fever, and muscle aches.
What should I avoid while using interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Interferon alfa-2a may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or impaired alertness. If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, or impaired alertness, avoid these activities.
What other drugs will affect interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A)?
Before using interferon alfa-2a, tell your doctor if you are taking theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, others). Interferon alfa-2a may increase theophylline levels in the body, which could become dangerous.
Other drugs may also interact with interferon alfa-2a. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has additional information about interferon alfa-2a written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with other, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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