PegiHep is an injectable medication used in the treatment of various viral infections such as hepatitis B and C. It contains Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b as the active ingredient and is manufactured by Zydus Heptiza.
PegiHep contains 80mcg of Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b as the active ingredient.
PegiHep is used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. It works by stimulating the body’s natural immune system to fight the virus, thus reducing the viral load and slowing down the progression of the disease.
Usage and Dosage:
PegiHep is given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) once a week. The dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the specific condition being treated, as well as other factors such as age and overall health. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider.
PegiHep should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. It should be kept out of the reach of children and should not be disposed of in household waste.
Mechanism of Action:
Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b works by stimulating the body’s natural immune system to fight the virus. Interferon is a protein that helps the body fight off viruses and other infections. Pegylation allows for a longer duration of action, which reduces the frequency of administration needed.
PegiHep should not be used by individuals who are allergic to Pegylated Interferon Alfa-2b, have autoimmune hepatitis, or have severe depression or other psychiatric disorders. It should also be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women.
PegiHep may interact with other medications, supplements, and herbal products. It is important to inform your healthcare provider of all medications and substances you are taking.
Some common side effects of PegiHep include flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and chills. It may also cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Less common side effects may include depression, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms. If you experience any troublesome symptoms, notify your healthcare provider immediately.