Peginterferon alfa-2b is made from human proteins that help the body fight viral infections. Peginterferon alfa-2b is used to treat chronic hepatitis C in adults. Peginterferon alfa-2b is often used in combination with another medication called ribavirin (Rebetol, Ribasphere) to treat hepatitis C in adults and children who are at least 3 years old. Peginterferon alfa-2b may be used in combination with boceprevir (Victrelis) or telaprevir (Incivek) to treat hepatitis C in adults. The Sylatron brand of peginterferon alfa-2b is used to treat melanoma (skin cancer) after surgery. Peginterferon alfa-2b may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sylatron stands among the many drugs that are used in treating different viral infections. It is important to note that there are so many diseases that are instigated by viruses. Such ailments can be treated conveniently using Sylatron. Sylatron may also be used in treating a certain form of skin cancer. Sylatron works by inhibiting the spread of cancer cells.