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PEG-Intron (Peginterferon Alfa-2b)

This page contains brief information about peginterferon alfa-2b and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Peginterferon alfa-2b is approved to treat:

  • Melanoma. It is used as adjuvant therapy in patients who have had surgery to remove cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes. This use is approved for the Sylatron brand of peginterferon alfa-2b.

Peginterferon alfa-2b is also approved to treat chronic hepatitis C. This use is approved for the PEG-Intron brand of peginterferon alfa-2b.

Peginterferon alfa-2b is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Peginterferon Alfa-2b

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Peginterferon Alfa-2b – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.