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ATC codes: L03AB10
Indication
Chronic hepatitis C ICD11 code: 1E91.1
INN
Peginterferon alfa-2b
Medicine type
Biological agent
List type
Complementary
Additional notes
To be used in combination with ribavirin.
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > SC: 80 µg in prefilled syringe ; 100 µg in prefilled syringe
EML status history
First added in 2013 (TRS 985)
Removed in 2023 (TRS 1049)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The Expert Committee recommended deletion of non-pangenotypic treatment options for hepatitis C virus infection (dasabuvir, ombitasvir + paritaprevir + ritonavir, and pegylated interferon alfa 2a and 2b) from the core list of the EML. These treatments are no longer recommended in WHO guidelines for treatment of hepatitis C.