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Interferon Alfa (NAMALWA)



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Antineoplastic agent

Antiviral agent: Treatment of hepatitis

Biological response modifier, BRM


Chemical Name

Glycoprotein produced from human lymphoblastoid cells (NAMALWA) induced with Sendai virus[]

Foreign Names

  • Interferonum alfa (NAMALWA) (Latin)
  • Interferon alfa (NAMALWA) (German)
  • Interf√©ron alfa (NAMALWA) (French)
  • Interfer√≥n alfa (NAMALWA) (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Interferon Alfa (NAMALWA) (OS: JAN)
  • Interferon Alfa (NAMALWA) (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Name


JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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