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Interferon alfa-2b is a type of medicine called immunotherapy. It uses the patient’s immune system to attack the cancer cells.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function. Patients may also be monitored for eye problems and changes in mood or behavior.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given as a liquid under the skin (subcutaneous)
May be given as a liquid injected into a muscle
Not all patients who take interferon alfa-2b will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.