From 30 to 90 percent respond to oral corticosteroids, and 45 percent respond to injected corticosteroids; 50 percent respond to interferon Alpha-2a.
Interferon gamma-1b (Actimmune) is the only drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat osteopetrosis.
Three drugs are licensed, as of 2004, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B: Adefovir dipivoxil, alpha interferon, and lamivudine.
Treatments under investigation, as of 2004, included the use of ultraviolet light and injections of interferon.
Interferon, tumor necrosis factor, and various interleukins are the major fever-producing cytokines.
There is some evidence that iron can lower the response to interferon treatment in adults.
Other treatments include interferon alpha, laser therapy, and surgical removal.
One example of a medication in this therapy is interferon.
Interferon Alpha: This drug can improve clinical analysis.