interferon alfa

interferon alfa

An INTERFERON class containing at least 15 functional proteins some of which are used as drugs to treat metastatic kidney cancers, chronic myeloid leukaemia, hairy cell leukaemia, hepatitis B and C, genital warts and AIDS -related KAPOSI'S SARCOMA. Brand names are Intron A, Roferon-A, Viraferon and Wellferon.
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In 2016, Amoytop Biotech launched Yshape pegylated interferon alfa 2b, the first China-made interferon drug with international patents.
Mental disorders were previously seen as contraindications against the use of interferon alfa and ribavirin in patients with chronic hepatitis C, as cases of mania and psychosis induced after initiation of treatment or upon withdrawal have been reported (8,9).
rAd-IFN/Syn3 is built on adenoviral vector technology, a non-integrating vector, and results in enhanced expression of the therapeutic protein interferon alfa 2b.
Hydroxyurea, interferon alfa, and peginterferon alfa have been shown to be effective for the prevention of thrombotic complications in patients with PV.
Since then, case reports have implicated interferon alfa in causing myasthenia gravis during treatment of malignancy or chronic active hepatitis C.7-9
The patient received a second course of pegylated interferon alfa 2a (180 [micro]g, subcutaneously, once a week) and ribavirin (1.0 g per day, orally) for 48 weeks and again did not respond to treatment.
The staple treatment has been interferon alfa, which is given in weekly injections for six to 12 months, combined with tablets of ribavirin daily.
KARACHI, August 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The inauguration ceremony of local biotech production of Pegylated Interferon Alfa 2-a was held at Getz Pharma here on Saturday.
Zalbin is a genetic fusion of human albumen and interferon alfa created using proprietary Human Genome albumen-fusion technology.