Pegylated interferon

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Pegylated interferon (PEG-INF) is a class of medication that includes three different drugs as of 2012:[1]

In these formulations, Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is added to make interferon last longer in the body.[3] They are used to treat both hepatitis B,[4] hepatitis C[1] and multiple sclerosis.[2]

Pegylated interferon is contraindicated in patients with hyperbilirubinaemia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b editor, Emilio Jirillo, (2008). Hepatitis C virus disease : immunobiology and clinical applications ([Online-Ausg.] ed.). New York: Springer. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-387-71375-5. 
  2. ^ a b Kieseier BC, Calabresi PA.; Calabresi (2012). "PEGylation of Interferon-β-1a: A Promising Strategy in Multiple Sclerosis". CNS Drugs. 26 (3): 205–14. doi:10.2165/11596970-000000000-00000. PMID 22201341. Archived from the original on 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ Martin P (February 15, 2001). "Hepatology Focus: Update on Hepatitis C Treatment: Pegylated Interferon". medscape. 
  4. ^ Dancygier H, Allescher HD (2010). Clinical Hepatology. [S.l.]: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 765. ISBN 978-3-642-04509-7.