Hepatitis C Channel
Topics & Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Pegasys Administration

Available in the form of an injection, Pegasys® (peginterferon alfa-2a) is prescribed to treat chronic hepatitis B or C infections. If you are prescribed this drug, you may be looking for more information on administration techniques for how to properly use Pegasys injections.
 
Pegasys comes in a vial, a prefilled syringe, or an autoinjector. All forms are for a single use only. The injections are given just under the skin once a week for 24 to 48 weeks. It is best to inject the medicine into areas of the skin that have a layer of fat underneath. This includes the thigh or abdomen (stomach), away from the navel (belly button). Try to rotate the injection sites; do not inject in the same place twice in a row. Make sure your healthcare provider teaches you exactly how to administer this medicine.
 
(Click Pegasys Dosage for more details on administration tips for Pegasys injections. This Web selection also covers specific dosing guidelines and describes how your healthcare provider will determine your dose.)
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.