interferon alfacon-1

This medicine is now withdrawn from use in the European Union.


The marketing authorisation for Infergen has been withdrawn at the request of the marketing authorisation holder.

This EPAR was last updated on 01/06/2006

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
interferon alfacon-1
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
interferon alfacon-1
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Astellas Pharma Europe B.V.
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address
Elisabethhof 19
NL-2350 AC Leiderdorp
The Netherlands

Product information

05/05/2006 Infergen - EMEA/H/C/000186 -

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Product information documents contain:

  • summary of product characteristics (annex I);
  • manufacturing authorisation holder responsible for batch release (annex IIA);
  • conditions of the marketing authorisation (annex IIB);
  • labelling (annex IIIA);
  • package leaflet (annex IIIB).

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Pharmacotherapeutic group


Therapeutic indication

Treatment of patients of 18 years and older with chronic hepatitis and serum markers for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection e.g. those who have elevated serum transaminase levels without decompensated liver disease and who are positive for serum HCV-RNA (see section 4.4). Consideration should be given to current official guidance on the appropriate use of interferons for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C.
Interferon alfacon-1 should be given alone mainly in case of intolerance or contraindication to ribavirin.

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