Pegintron Coupon - Pegintron 1 vial of 150mcg/0.5ml package
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PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2b (peg in ter FEER on AL fa 2 b) is a man-made drug that acts like a protein made by the body. It is used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections. Compare interferon alphas.

Pegintron Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You will need regular blood checks.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain


black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

bloody diarrhea


cloudy urine

cough or hoarseness


difficult or labored breathing



lower back or side pain

mood swings


painful or difficult urination

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

tightness in the chest

trouble sleeping

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness


Less common

Changes in menstrual cycle



dry hair and skin

sensitivity to cold

weight gain


Aching, pain, or stiffness in the joints

aggressive behavior

attempt to kill yourself


chest pain (severe)

cool, pale skin

decrease in vision


difficulty with speaking


drug addiction or overdose

eye pain

fast or irregular heartbeat

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings


loss of appetite

muscle weakness


numbness or loss of feeling in one or both limbs on the same side of the body



possible decrease in the amount of urine

rash, hives, or itching


sensation of spinning

sensitivity to heat

sensitivity to sunlight

sweating (excessive)

thick, scaly skin

thoughts of killing someone

thoughts of killing yourself

warm, smooth, or moist skin

weight loss

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Aching, fullness, or tension in the sinuses

bruising, irritation, or itching at the injection site

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in taste

difficulty with moving

flushing of the skin

hair loss


loss of taste

muscle pain or stiffness

pain in the bones or muscles

runny nose


sore throat

thinning of the hair

Less common

Muscle rigidity or stiffness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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