Interferon beta (IFN-β or INF-β) is a type 1 interferon. Interferon beta drugs are immunostimulants, these include interferon beta-1a, interferon beta-1b, and peginterferon beta-1a. There are a number of different interferon alphas, which are also type 1 interferons. Interferon alphas and interferon beta found in humans.
Alternative names[edit | edit source]
Interferon beta is also known as:
Drugs[edit | edit source]
Interferon beta-1a is an immunomodulator available under the brand names Avonex Pen, Rebif, and Rebif Rebidose>; interferon beta-1b is sold under the brand name Betaseron (Pro) and Extavia (Pro). Peginterferon beta-1a or pegylated interferon (Peg-IFN) beta-1a is a combination of polyethylene glycol (peg) and interferon beta-1a, and is sold under the brand name Plegridy. All interferon drugs including interferon beta drugs act as immunostimulants.
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- List of interferon drugs - drugs.com
References[edit | edit source]
- "List of Interferons". Drugs.com. Retrieved March 9, 2021.
- European Bioinformatics Institute. "Interferon alpha/beta/delta (IPR000471) | InterPro". Retrieved January 24, 2019.
- "Peginterferon beta-1a". DrugBank Online. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
- Aminizadeh, Ehsan; Alavian, Seyed Moayyed; Akbari Sari, Ali; Ebrahimi Daryani, Nasser; Behnava, Bita (March 6, 2016). "Safety and Efficacy of Adding Ribavirin to Interferon or Peginterferon in Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection in Patients With Thalassemia: A Systematic Review on Randomized Controlled Trials". Hepatitis Monthly. 16 (3): e28537. doi:10.5812/hepatmon.28537. ISSN 1735-143X. PMC 4876663. PMID 27226796.