Examples of approved interferon medicines include Betaferon/Betaseron (Bayer), Avonex (Biogen Idec), Rebif (EMD Serono/Pfizer), Laroferon (Roche), Roferon-A
(Roche), Canferon (Takeda) and Actimmune (Genentech).
* Interferons such as Roferon-A
, Intron-A, and Rebetron, used to boost immune response
The interferon alfa agents include interferon alfa-2a (Roferon-A
), peginterferon alfa-2a (Pegasys), interferon alfa-2b (Intron A), peginterferon alfa-2b (Peg-Intron), interferon alfacon-1 (Infergen), and interferon alfa-n3 (Alferon N).
- licensed only last month - is the first approved treatment for advanced skin cancer.
* Interferon Alfa-2a (Roferon-A
), Schering-Plough Approved November 21, 1988 for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma in selected patients.