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Interferon Alfa

Scheme

Rec.INN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

L03AB01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0074899-72-2

Therapeutic Categories

Antineoplastic agent

Antiviral agent: Treatment of hepatitis

Biological response modifier, BRM

Immunomodulator

Chemical Name

A family of secreted proteins, known previously as leucocyte interferon or lymphoblastoid interferon, that is produced according to the information coded by multiple interferon alfa genes

Foreign Names

  • Interferonum alfa (Latin)
  • Interferon alfa (German)
  • Interféron alfa (French)
  • Interferón alfa (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Interferon Alfa (OS: BAN)
  • Interféron alfa (OS: DCF)
  • IFNalpha (IS)
  • IFN-alpha (IS)
  • Leucocyte interferon (IS)
  • Lymphoblastoid interferon (IS)

Brand Names

  • Alfaferone
    Alfa Wassermann, Italy; Alfa Wassermann, Poland; Alfa Wassermann, Romania; Alfa Wassermann, Tunisia
  • Bioferon
    Farmindustria, Peru
  • Egiferon
    PannonPharma, Hungary
  • Gripferon
    ZAO, Georgia
  • Multiferon
    Swedish Orphan, Bulgaria; Swedish Orphan, Czech Republic; Swedish Orphan, Denmark; Swedish Orphan, Iceland; Swedish Orphan, Lithuania; Swedish Orphan, Poland; Swedish Orphan, Slovenia; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Estonia; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Norway; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Romania; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum, Sweden

International Drug Name Search

Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

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