interferon gamma 1b - injection, Actimmune
GENERIC NAME: INTERFERON GAMMA 1B - INJECTION (in-ter-FEER-on GAM-muh)
BRAND NAME(S): Actimmune
USES: This medication is used to reduce the frequency and severity of serious infections due to chronic granulomatous disease, a disorder that runs in families. This drug is often used along with antibiotics to help prevent these serious infections.This medication is also used to slow the worsening of malignant osteopetrosis, another disorder that runs in families, that affects bones, nerves, and blood.This medication is the same as a protein that your body naturally produces (interferon). In the body, it is thought to work by affecting cell function/growth and the body's natural defenses (immune system) in many ways. Adding more interferon may help your body fight off serious infections.
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