How Do Interleukin Inhibitors Work?

Reviewed on 5/19/2021

WHAT ARE INTERLEUKIN INHIBITORS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Interleukin inhibitors are immunosuppressive agents that inhibit the action of interleukins. Interleukins are a group of cytokines (secreted proteins in response to infection) synthesized by white blood cells (lymphocytes, monocytes, and macrophages). They play a key role in the regulation of the immune system. Interleukin inhibitors are used to treat various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Interleukin inhibitors work by targeting cytokines that act as chemical signals between the white blood cells in response to an invading infection. They suppress the activity of these cytokines, thus suppressing the immune system and reducing inflammation.

HOW ARE INTERLEUKIN INHIBITORS USED?

Interleukin inhibitors are used to treat a variety of conditions including:

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WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF INTERLEUKIN INHIBITORS?

Common side effects include:

Other rare side effects include:

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE DRUG NAMES OF INTERLEUKIN INHIBITORS?

Drug names include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/interleukin-inhibitors

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2621374/

https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment- types/immunotherapy/cytokines.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3644509/

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