interferon alfa-2b (in-ter-FEER-on AL-fuh …)
A drug used to treat some infections caused by viruses and several types of cancer. These include hairy cell leukemia, melanoma, and follicular lymphoma. It is a form of interferon alfa (a substance normally made by cells of the immune system) that is made in the laboratory. It is a type of biological response modifier. Also called IFN alpha-2B, Intron A, and recombinant interferon alfa-2b.