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Actimmune
Interferon Gamma 1b - Inj


Actimmune is a certain type of interferon used to reduce the frequency and severity of serious infections due to a genetic disorder called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD). It is often used along with antibiotics to help prevent these serious infections. Actimmune is also used to slow down the progress of another genetic bone disease (malignant osteopetrosis).

 
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Uses
Actimmune is a certain type of interferon used to reduce the frequency and severity of serious infections due to a genetic disorder called Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD). It is often used along with antibiotics to help prevent these serious infections. Actimmune is also used to slow down the progress of another genetic bone disease (malignant osteopetrosis).


Storage
  • Store in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Do not leave vials out of the refrigerator for greater than 12 hours.
  • Discard any unused portion of the vial or any vials left out of the refrigerator for greater than 12 hours.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

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How To Use
  • Before using, gently swirl the vial solution and check this product visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the liquid.
  • Do not shake the vial.
  • Doing so may decrease the effectiveness of Actimmune.
  • Learn how to prepare and inject Actimmune and review all instructions in the product package.
  • If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Inject Actimmune under the skin (SC) usually three times weekly (e.g., Monday, Wednesday, Friday); or as directed by your doctor.
  • It is recommended to inject Actimmune under the skin of the upper arms (deltoid region) or thighs (anterior thigh region).
  • The dosage is based on your weight, medical condition, and response to therapy.
  • Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.
  • Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects
  • Flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, chills, unusual weakness, muscle aches), headache, nausea, and vomiting may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: muscle pain, joint pain, redness/swelling/pain at the injection site, stomach/abdominal pain.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, back pain, dizziness or fainting, disorientation, difficulty walking, trouble breathing.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: unusually fast heartbeat, chest pain, tremor, one-sided weakness, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, change in amount of urine, pain or swelling in the lower legs, seizures, black or bloody stool, persistent sore throat and fever, unusual bruising or bleeding.
  • An allergic reaction to Actimmune is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, severe trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: heart problems (e.g., arrhythmias, heart failure or disease), seizure disorders, nervous system problems (e.g., tremor, problems walking, chronic dizziness), low blood cell counts (e.g., neutropenia, thrombocytopenia), any allergies (especially to other interferon products).
  • Actimmune is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the risk of serious side effects for a pregnant woman.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.
  • It is not known whether Actimmune passes into breast milk.
  • Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using Actimmune is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: drugs that may suppress your immune system (e.g., cancer chemotherapy, prednisone, cyclosporine).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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