Alferon N

Generic Name: Interferon alfa-n3

  • What is Alferon N?

    Alferon N is a medicine used to treat warts on the outside of the genitals and around the outside of the anus, which are recurrent or unresponsive to other treatment methods. Alferon N is administered intralesionally (injected into the lesion).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Alferon N?

    Alferon N can cause fever or other "flu-like" symptoms. Tell your doctor if you have heart problems (such as angina [chest pain] or heart failure) or lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [narrowing of the lungs that makes it hard to breath]).

    Alferon N is from human blood and can carry a risk of transmitting infectious agents, including viruses.

    Injection of Alferon N can cause serious allergic reactions that may result in death if not immediately treated. Tell your doctor if you experience any rash, tightness of your chest, wheezing, or low blood pressure.

  • Who should not take Alferon N?

    Your doctor will not administer Alferon N to you if you are allergic to it, any of its ingredients, mouse immunoglobulin, egg protein, or neomycin.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Alferon N?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Alferon N. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart or lung disease, blood clotting disorders, bone marrow suppression, or seizures.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Your doctor will administer the appropriate dose for you.

  • How should I take Alferon N?

    Your doctor will administer Alferon N to you as an injection into the base of each wart.

  • What should I avoid while taking Alferon N?

    Do not miss any scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Alferon N?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Alferon N at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Alferon N?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: back pain, chills, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, headache, itching at the injection site, joint pain, muscle pain, nausea, pain at the injection site, sweating, tiredness, vomiting

  • Can I receive Alferon N if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Alferon N during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Alferon N?

    Alferon N should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor for advice.

  • How should I store Alferon N?

    Your doctor will store this medication for you.