Intron-A , chemically known as interferon alfa-2b, is a type of interferon used to treat malignant melanoma, hairy cell leukemia, and AIDS-related illnesses, such as Kaposis sarcoma. It works by slowing down and stopping the growth of tumor cells or viruses in your body.
This drug is injected subcutaneously (under the skin) or intramuscularly (into a muscle) daily for the first 10 to 24 weeks, as prescribed by your doctor. The treatment of Intron-A normally takes at least 6 months.
Intron-A may cause some side effects including stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, flu-like symptoms (like fever, chills or headache), or temporary hair loss.
Intron-A may also be used in the treatment of other conditions, as determined by your doctor.