Follicular lymphoma

Indication for Interferon, alfa-2b

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only adults (18 - 65 years old)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

5 million IU once every other day

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

5,000,000 - 5,000,000 [iU]

Dosage regimen

From 5,000,000 To 5,000,000 [iU] once every 2 day(s)

Detailed description

Adjunctively with chemotherapy, interferon alfa-2b may be administered subcutaneously, at a dose of 5 million IU three times a week (every other day) for a duration of 18 months. CHOP-like regimens are advised, but clinical experience is available only with CHVP (combination of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, teniposide and prednisolone).

Active ingredient

Recombinant interferon alfa-2b is a sterile, stable, formulation of highly purified interferon alfa-2b produced by recombinant DNA techniques. Interferons exert their cellular activities by binding to specific membrane receptors on the cell surface. Recombinant interferon alfa-2b has exhibited antiproliferative effects in studies employing both animal and human cell culture systems as well as human tumour xenografts in animals. It has demonstrated significant immunomodulatory activity in vitro.

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