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How Do Interferons Protect The Body Against Viruses
Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more
I have been injected by one dose of interferon as a precaution for virus c , did this harm my body. This happened since 6 yrs ago?
Response: Avonex, (interferon beta 1a) a minimally effective interferon, is intended to slow inflammatory cellular invasion of central nervous system in MS. An extremely poor choice these days in presence of 12 more effective drugs. Side effects such as general malaise, flu-like reactions, depression, thyroid issues, liver problems, fatigue and need to inject limit use. If you wish to view structure, visit Wikipedia. ...Read more
How do I know if interferon caused nonrepairable damages to my. Body such as brain damage. Central.Nervous disorder .
Diagnoged with cutaneous tcell lymphoma nhl.Treated with eletron beam.Interferon, gemcitabine, anthracycline, etoposide, procarbazine.Nodules over body .?
I'm having post interferon side effects and it's been a year, my dr.S don't seem to believe it's related. What do I do?
Please Clarify: What do you mean specifically by the words: 'interferon side effects'? ...Read more
Food: I assume you are taking interferon for hepatitis c infection. There is really nothing special to avoid while using interferon. But make sure you are well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids. Try to avoid any spicy food, since it can cause upset stomach (interferon can also cause upset stomach). Avoid alcohol completely. ...Read more
Stimulating immunity: Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on what cells they activate. ...Read more
See your doctor: Without knowing your specific symptoms, i would contact your doctor to help. Interferon has many side effects and the best way to deal with them is to discuss all of your symptoms with your doctor who is treating you. They can prescribe medications that help with certain symptoms. ...Read more
Unknown: It's unknown at this time.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check viral levels: Your treating provider should periodically check viral loads (level) to determine the efficacy of your treatment. When viral loads become zero and continue to stay like that even after the treatment concluded then you will know if you are cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, I don't. Sorry. : No I don't. Sorry. Better to ask the doctor who is prescribing this for you or who is involved in your care. ...Read more
Interferon: Great google/wikipedia question. To many details for our 400 spaces here. ...Read more
Sir is there any alternate for interferon 2B for a person suffering from MS? Thanking you in advance..
Yes: There are other MS disease-modifying therapies, including glatiramer acetate (Copaxone), natalizumab, fingolimod, and some others. Whether they are appropriate (and affordable!) for you is a question you should explore with your neurologist. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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