Pegylated interferon-alpha-2a

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Pegylated interferon-alpha-2a
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E number{{#property:P628}}
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FormulaC860H1353N227O255S9
Molar mass19241 g/mol

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Overview

Pegylated interferon alfa-2a (40kD) (commercial name PEGASYS) is an antiviral drug discovered at the pharmaceutical company F.Hoffmann-La Roche; it has a dual mode of action - both antiviral and on the immune system.

This drug is approved around the world for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C (including patients with HIV co-infection, cirrhosis, 'normal' levels of ALT) and has recently been approved (in the EU, U.S., China and many other countries) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

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