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Peginterferon alfa-2b

Pegintron, Sylatron, Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2b) is a protein pharmaceutical. Peginterferon alfa-2b was first approved as Pegintron on 2001-01-19. It is used to treat brain neoplasms, chronic hepatitis c, colorectal neoplasms, cryoglobulinemia, and essential thrombocythemia amongst others in the USA. It has been approved in Europe to treat chronic hepatitis b and chronic hepatitis c. The pharmaceutical is active against interferon alpha/beta receptor 1.


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Common Name


peginterferon alfa-2b






brain neoplasms, chronic hepatitis b, chronic hepatitis c, colorectal neoplasms, cryoglobulinemia, essential thrombocythemia, hairy cell leukemia, hemangioma, hepatitis d, hepatocellular carcinoma, hypereosinophilic syndrome, ileal neoplasms, kaposi sarcoma, macular degeneration, melanoma, multiple myeloma, mycosis fungoides, renal cell carcinoma, sezary syndrome, skin neoplasms, skin ulcer, thrombocytopenia, warts

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Pegylated compounds

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