Interferon Alfacon-1

In the US, Interferon Alfacon-1 (interferon alfacon-1 systemic) is a member of the drug class interferons and is used to treat Hepatitis C.

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Therapeutic Categories

Antiviral agent


Biological response modifier, BRM

Treatment of hepatitis C

Chemical Name

N-L-Methionyl-22-L-arginine-76-L-alanine-78-L-aspartic acid-79-L-glutamic acid-86-L-tyrosine-90-L-tyrosine-156-L-threonine-157-L-asparagine-158-L-leucineinterferon alpha1 (human lymphoblast reduced) (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Interferonum alfacon-1 (Latin)
  • Interferon alfacon-1 (German)
  • Interféron alfacon-1 (French)
  • Interferon alfacon-1 (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Interferon Alfacon-1 (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Interféron alfacon-1 (OS: DCF)
  • Consensus interferon (IS)
  • Interferon consensus (IS)
  • Interferon-alpha consensus (IS)
  • Recombinant consensus interferon (IS)
  • Recombinant methionyl human consensus interferon (IS)
  • rIFN-con-1 (IS)
  • r-MetHuIFN-Con1 (IS)
  • YM-643 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Advaferon
    Astellas Pharma, Japan
  • Infergen
    Astellas, China; Astellas Pharma, Latvia; IFET, Greece; png Gerolymatos, Greece; Three Rivers, United States

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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