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Methadone
PegIntron may increase the level of methadone in the blood, perhaps increasing the risk for methadone side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Pegloticase
Pegloticase can make PegIntron less effective. Check with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 
Telbivudine
Interferons like PegIntron may increase the risk for telbivudine side effects. In general, telbivudine should not be combined with interferon medications.
 
Theophylline (Elizophyllin, Theo-24, TheoCap, Theochron, Uniphyl)
Interferons like PegIntron may increase the level of theophylline in your blood, increasing the risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor your theophylline blood levels and adjust your theophylline dosage as necessary.
 
Zidovudine (Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir)
PegIntron may increase the level of zidovudine in your blood. This combination may increase your risk for zidovudine side effects, including potentially serious complications. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together.
 

Final Thoughts

There are many medications that may potentially interact with PegIntron, including some that were not discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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