Who should not take Interferon Alfa-2B Solution?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • infection caused by a fungus
  • sarcoidosis
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • hypothyroidism
  • retinal changes of eye in a patient with diabetes
  • diabetes
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • disease in which body has immune response against itself
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • severe anemia
  • increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
  • decreased blood platelets
  • decreased white blood cells
  • decreased neutrophils a type of white blood cell
  • mental problem
  • having thoughts of suicide
  • thoughts of hurting or killing others
  • drug abuse
  • depression
  • heart attack
  • disease of the muscle of the heart with enlargement
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • pneumonia
  • interstitial pneumonitis
  • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
  • liver inflammation caused by body's own immune response
  • liver failure
  • mild to moderate kidney impairment
  • psoriasis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • Retinal Eye changes caused by High Blood Pressure


  • Interferons
  • Alpha Interferon Moiety
  • Beta Interferon Moiety

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