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Interferons are a family of natural occurring proteins. Interferons are used to treat many diseases that involve the immune system for example, cancers, hepatitis, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, genital and perianal warts, and granulomatous disease. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions and patient safety information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.

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      Optic Neuritis Article
      • Optic neuritis facts
      • What is optic neuritis?
      • What causes optic neuritis?
      • What are symptoms of optic neuritis?
      • What are signs of optic neuritis?
      • How is optic neuritis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for optic neuritis?
      • What is the prognosis for optic neuritis?
      • Where can I find more information on optic neuritis?
    • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome AIDS is the advanced stage of HIV infection. Symptoms and signs of AIDS include pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jiroveci,...learn more »
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      Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Article
      • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) facts
      • What does AIDS stand for? What causes AIDS?
      • What is the history of AIDS?
      • What are symptoms and signs of AIDS?
      • What are risk factors for developing AIDS?
      • How is AIDS diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for HIV/AIDS?
      • What is the treatment for HIV during pregnancy?
      • What is the treatment for non-HIV-infected people who are exposed to the genital secretions or blood of someone with HIV?
      • What are the complications of HIV?
      • What is the prognosis for HIV infection?
      • Can HIV infection be prevented?
      • Is there a vaccine for HIV?
      • What research is being done to find a cure for HIV?
      • Where can a person find information about clinical trials for HIV and AIDS?
    • Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms (MS Treatment Options) Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms vary from person to person, and can last for days to months without periods of remission....learn more »
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      Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms (MS Treatment Options) Article
      • What is multiple sclerosis (MS)?
      • What are the symptoms one may experience with multiple sclerosis?
      • Bladder and bowel symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Eye symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Muscle symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Numbness, tingling, twitching and pain symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Sexual problem symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Speech and swallowing symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • Other brain and nerve symptoms of multiple sclerosis
      • What treatment options are available for treating multiple sclerosis symptoms?
      • What medications are available to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms?
      • How are other multiple sclerosis symptoms managed?
    • Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis) Peyronie's disease or curvature of the penis (Peyronie disease) is a condition in which scar tissue develops inside the penis....learn more »
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      Peyronie's Disease (Curvature of the Penis) Article
      • Peyronie's disease facts
      • What is Peyronie's disease?
      • What causes Peyronie's disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Peyronie's disease?
      • What are the phases of Peyronie's disease?
      • How is Peyronie's disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Peyronie's disease ?
      • Medications, Vitamins, and Supplements
      • Shockwave therapy
      • Surgery
      • Other therapies
      • What are the complications of Peyronie's disease?
      • What is the prognosis for Peyronie's disease?
    • Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Tumor A carcinoid tumor is a tumor that develops from enterochromaffin cells. The important characteristic of carcinoid tumors that...learn more »
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      Carcinoid Syndrome and Carcinoid Tumor Article
      • Carcinoid tumor facts
      • What is a carcinoid tumor?
      • What is carcinoid syndrome?
      • How common are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis and natural history of carcinoid tumors?
      • Where do carcinoid tumors occur?
      • How are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome diagnosed?
      • How are carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome treated?
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes HIV infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Symptoms and signs...learn more »
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      Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Article
      • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) facts
      • What is the human immunodeficiency virus?
      • What is the history of HIV?
      • What causes an HIV infection?
      • What are the different stages of an HIV infection?
      • What are risk factors for an HIV infection?
      • What are HIV infection symptoms and signs?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose an HIV infection? What are the different types of HIV tests?
      • What is the treatment for an HIV infection?
      • What are complications of an HIV infection?
      • What is the prognosis of an HIV infection?
      • Is it possible to prevent the transmission of HIV?
      • What research is being done on HIV?
      • Are support groups available for people who are HIV positive?
      • Where can people find more information on HIV?

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Terms related to interferon:

  • Actimmune
  • Alferon-N
  • Avonex
  • Betaseron
  • Extavia
  • Infergen
  • Interferon alfa-2a
  • Interferon alfa-2b
  • Interferon alfacon-1
  • Interferon alfa-n3
  • Interferon beta-1b
  • Interferon gamma-1b
  • Intron-A
  • Pegasys
  • Peginterferon
  • Peginterferon alfa-2b
  • PegIntron
  • Peg-Intron
  • PegIntron/Rebetol Combo Pack
  • ProClick
  • Rebetron
  • Rebif
  • Refib
  • Roferon-A
  • Sylatron