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Generic Name
Interferon alfa
Trade Name
Roferon -A Vial, Prefilled Syringe
Risk Category
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • antineoplastic, antiviral, immunomodulating agent for treatment of leukemias, hiv, thrombocythemia.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Not teratogenic in animals but high doses of interferon alfa-2a and interferon alfa-2b are abortifacient.
  • Limited human data, no fetal or neonatal adverse effects reported.
  • Should be used cautiously because of anti-proliferative effect.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Discontinue breast-feeding or discontinue the drug.
  • Other Trade Names
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