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alefacept - intramuscular, Amevive

GENERIC NAME: ALEFACEPT - INTRAMUSCULAR (a-LEF-a-sept)

BRAND NAME(S): Amevive

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USES: This medication is used to treat a certain skin condition (psoriasis). In psoriasis, certain cells involved in the body's natural defense (immune system) are too active, resulting in the buildup of plaques/dead skin cells. This buildup can cause unsightly patches of skin, discomfort, and pain. Alefacept is a protein that works by affecting the body's immune system to decrease plaques/dead skin cells.This medication is not recommended for use in people with a certain virus infection (HIV). Consult your doctor for details.




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