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Antiviral interferons

What are Antiviral interferons?

Natural interferons are produced by lymphocytes as part of an immunological response to viral antigens. Synthetic interferons, made by recombinant DNA technology, are used as antiviral agents to treat infections such as hepatitis and herpes zoster virus.

Interferons induce the production of enzymes in the ribosomes of the host cells and inhibit the translation of viral mRNA into viral proteins, therefore stop viral reproduction.

List of Antiviral interferons:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Pegasys (Pro)
Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2a
6.2
13 reviews
PegIntron (Pro)
Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b
6.2
1 review
Sylatron (Pro)
Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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Medical conditions associated with antiviral interferons:

Further information

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