You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to alfa interferon products. You should not receive this medicine if you have had a serious allergic reaction to IgG (an immunoglobulin medicine), egg products, or neomycin. You should not receive this medicine if you are under 18 years of age.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or if you have diabetes. Tell your doctor if you have angina, congestive heart failure, or other heart problems. Make sure your doctor knows if you have a history of blood clots, bleeding problems (such as hemophilia), or circulation problems. Tell your doctor if you have breathing problems or lung disease, bone marrow problems, recent cancer treatment, or a history of seizures.
This medicine is made from donated human blood. Some human blood products have transmitted certain viruses to people who have received them. The risk of getting a virus from medicines made of human blood has been greatly reduced in recent years. This is the result of required testing of human donors for certain viruses, and testing during manufacture of these medicines. Although the risk is low, talk with your doctor if you have concerns.
This medicine will not protect you from getting HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases. If this is a concern for you, talk with your doctor.
While you are using this medicine, use two forms of birth control to avoid pregnancy. This is important for both men and women receiving this medicine.
Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.