Interferon Beta



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Antineoplastic agent

Antiviral agent

Biological response modifier, BRM


Treatment of multiple sclerosis, MS

Chemical Name

A secreted protein known previously as fibroplast interferon, that is produced according to the information coded by the specis of interferon gene

Foreign Names

  • Interferonum beta (Latin)
  • Interferon beta (German)
  • Interféron bêta (French)
  • Interferon beta (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Interferon Beta (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Interféron bêta (OS: DCF)
  • Interferone beta (OS: DCIT)
  • Fibroblast interferon (IS)
  • IFN-β (IS)
  • Interferon Beta-1a (OS: BANM, USAN)
  • beta1A-IF (IS)
  • R-Frone (IS)
  • rh-IFN-Beta-1a (IS: Serono)
  • Interferon beta-1a concentrated solution (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Interferon Beta-1a Concentrated Solution (PH: BP 2011)
  • Interferoni beta-1a solutio concentrata (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Interferon Beta-1b (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • Beta-Interferon, modifiziert (IS)
  • r-IFN-Beta-1b (IS)
  • SH Y 579 A (IS)

Brand Names

  • Bioferon
    Bio Sidus S.A., Vietnam
  • Blastoferon
    Sidus, Argentina
  • Feron
    Toray, Japan
  • IFNβ-Mochida
    Mochida, Japan
  • Avonex
    Abbott, Chile; Abbott, Colombia; Abbott, Costa Rica; Abbott, Ecuador; Abbott, Guatemala; Abbott, Honduras; Abbott, Nicaragua; Abbott, Panama; Abbott, Peru; Abbott, El Salvador; Abbott, Venezuela; Biogen, Austria; Biogen, Australia; Biogen, Belgium; Biogen, Bahrain; Biogen, Brazil; Biogen, Canada; Biogen, Czech Republic; Biogen, Germany; Biogen, Denmark; Biogen, Spain; Biogen, Finland; Biogen, France; Biogen, United Kingdom; Biogen, Ireland; Biogen, Israel; Biogen, Luxembourg; Biogen, Latvia; Biogen, Netherlands; Biogen, Norway; Biogen, Oman; Biogen, Poland; Biogen, Romania; Biogen, Slovakia; Biogen, Tunisia; Biogen Dompé, Italy; Biogen Idec, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Biogen Idec, Japan; Biogen Idec, Lithuania; Biogen Idec, United States; Biogen Idec Switzerland, Switzerland; BiogenIdec, Sweden; Gedeon Richter, Hungary; Gen, Turkey; Genesis, Greece; Healthcare Logistics, New Zealand; Icepharma, Iceland; Medis Adria, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pharmaplan, South Africa; Schering-Plough, Portugal; Schering-Plough, Slovenia; Stendhal, Mexico
  • Betaferon
    Bayer, China; Schering, Latvia
  • Di Ning
    Changsheng Gene Pharmaceutical, China
  • Emaxem
    Probiomed, Costa Rica; Probiomed, Dominican Republic; Probiomed, Guatemala; Probiomed, Honduras; Probiomed, Mexico; Probiomed, Panama; Probiomed, El Salvador
  • Jumtab
    Probiomed, Costa Rica; Probiomed, Dominican Republic; Probiomed, Guatemala; Probiomed, Mexico; Probiomed, Panama
  • Rebif
    Ares Serono Europe Ltd, Luxembourg; EMD, Canada; EMD Serono, United States; Merck, Switzerland; Merck, Costa Rica; Merck, Dominican Republic; Merck, Finland; Merck, Guatemala; Merck, Croatia (Hrvatska); Merck, South Korea; Merck, Mexico; Merck, Norway; Merck, Panama; Merck, Peru; Merck, Philippines; Merck, Serbia; Merck, Sweden; Merck, Singapore; Merck, Turkey; Merck S.L., Spain; Merck Serono, Austria; Merck Serono, Australia; Merck Serono, Belgium; Merck Serono, China; Merck Serono, Czech Republic; Merck Serono, Germany; Merck Serono, Denmark; Merck Serono, France; Merck Serono, United Kingdom; Merck Serono, Ireland; Merck Serono, Iceland; Merck Serono, Italy; Merck Serono, Malaysia; Merck Serono, Oman; Merck Serono, Romania; Merck Serono, Russian Federation; Merck Serono, Taiwan; Merck Serono, South Africa; Pfizer, United States; Serono, Argentina; Serono, Brazil; Serono, Greece; Serono, Hungary; Serono, Israel; Serono, Latvia; Serono, Netherlands; Serono, Poland; Serono, Slovenia; Serono, Slovakia; Serono, Tunisia; Serono, Venezuela; Serono Europe Ltd., Lithuania
  • Rebif Prefilled Syringe
    Merck, Hong Kong
  • Xerfelan
    Landsteiner, Mexico
  • Betaferon
    Bayer, Argentina; Bayer, Belgium; Bayer, Switzerland; Bayer, Colombia; Bayer, Czech Republic; Bayer, Ecuador; Bayer, Spain; Bayer, United Kingdom; Bayer, Greece; Bayer, Hong Kong; Bayer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Bayer, Italy; Bayer, Lithuania; Bayer, Mexico; Bayer, New Zealand; Bayer, Peru; Bayer, Philippines; Bayer, Portugal; Bayer, Sweden; Bayer, Turkey; Bayer Australia Ltd, Australia; Bayer Pharma, Israel; Bayer Santé, France; Bayer Schering, Austria; Bayer Schering, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Bayer Schering, Indonesia; Bayer Schering, Ireland; Bayer Schering, Netherlands; Bayer Schering, Poland; Bayer Schering, Serbia; Bayer Schering, Singapore; Bayer Schering, Tunisia; Bayer Schering, Taiwan; Bayer Schering Pharma, Denmark; Bayer Schering Pharma, Finland; Bayer Schering Pharma, Latvia; Bayer Schering Pharma, Norway; Bayer Schering Pharma, Russian Federation; Bayer Schering Pharma Oy, Thailand; Bayer Vital, Germany; Bayer Yakuhin, Japan; Bayer-Schering, Romania; HAEMATO pharm, Austria; Schering, Bahrain; Schering, Brazil; Schering, Chile; Schering, Hungary; Schering, Iceland; Schering, Malaysia; Schering, Oman; Schering, Slovenia; Schering, Slovakia; Vetter, Georgia
  • Betaseron
    Bayer, Canada; Bayer, United States
  • Extavia
    Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Canada; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Germany; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, France; Novartis, United Kingdom; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, United States; Novartis Europharm, Denmark; Novartis Europharm, Poland; Novartis Europharm, Slovenia; Novartis Europharm Limited, Latvia; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Uribeta
    Probiomed, Costa Rica; Probiomed, Dominican Republic; Probiomed, Guatemala; Probiomed, Honduras; Probiomed, Mexico; Probiomed, Panama; Probiomed, El Salvador

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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