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08.02.04  Expand sub section  Other immunomodulating drugs
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Interferon Alfa
Interferon Alfa
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Peginterferon Alfa-2a (Pegasys)
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Link  NICE TA300: Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for treating chronic hepatitis C in children and young people
Link  NICE TA75: Interferon alfa (pegylated and non-pegylated) and ribavirin for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Link  NICE TA96: Adefovir dipivoxil and peginterferon alfa-2a for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B
   
Peginterferon Alfa-2b (ViraferonPeg)
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08.02.04  Expand sub section  Interferon beta
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Aldesleukin
08.02.04  Expand sub section  Lenalidomide, pomalidomide, and thalidomide to top
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Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

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Not recommended for use.  

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