What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Interferon Alfa-2B Solution to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDA C (unknown human fetal risk; assess risk/benefit):

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Elderly at increased risk for anemia, cardiovascular and CNS effects, including encephalopathy. Use cautiously especially in renal impairment.

Giving Interferon Alfa-2B Solution to a child under 12

  • Severe Precaution: Possible increased suicidal ideation and attempt. Monitor behavior.
  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established in pediatrics age < 1 year.

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