Alpha-interferon


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Alpha-interferon

A natural body substance that now can be made in large quantities and is an effective treatment for some types of viral inflammatory disease, including hepatitis C.
Mentioned in: Hepatitis D
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The current standard of care in hepatitis C is alpha-interferon combined with oral ribavirin.
He continued, "Investigations on the use of alternative medications such as topically applied alpha-interferon, a known antiviral agent, have demonstrated some clinical benefit.
Starting cancer patients on an antidepressant before they begin receiving alpha-interferon markedly reduces the therapy's side effects, Miller and his colleagues now report.
Effect of alpha-interferon treatment in patients with hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis B.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the marketing of bacterially manufactured human alpha-interferon, making it the first member of the interferon family to be commercially available in the United States.