A drug used to treat hepatitis C infections. It is also being studied in the treatment and prevention of cancer. It is a cytokine that is modified in the laboratory. It belongs to the family of drugs called biological response modifiers. Also called PEG-interferon alfa-2b and SCH 54031.


... PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2b (PEG-Intron®) is a man-made protein. Natural interferons are produced to help the immune system fight viral infections and certain cancers. Peginterferon alfa-2b has similar actions to natural interferons and is used to treat hepatitis C infection. Generic peginterferon alfa-2b injections are not yet available. ...
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