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A healthcare provider may prescribe Pegasys® (peginterferon alfa-2a) to treat hepatitis C infections in adults and children as young as five years old. It is also approved to treat hepatitis B infections in adults age 18 and older. This medicine works by activating the body's own response to viruses.
 
Pegasys comes in the form of an injection that is given once a week just under the skin for 24 to 48 weeks. Before using it, talk to your healthcare provider if you have any allergies, if you are taking any other medications or vitamins, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(Click Pegasys for more detailed information about how this medicine works, other side effects to look out for, and when and how to use it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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