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Immune System Drugs

Prescription drugs and medicines for conditions and diseases affecting the defense mechanisms of the body. Studies in this area include: AIDS, auto-immune diseases, bacterial infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, common cold, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis, HIV infections, immuno-suppressives, influenza, lyme disease, meningitis, parasite and protozoan infections, strep throat, vaccines, viral infections, and others.

The list of FDA approved drugs for immunology and infectious diseases appears below. Click any link to view the full drug information.


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Number Of Immune System Drugs: 186

ABREVA (docosanol)
Cold sore/fever blister
Acyclovir Capsules
Generic equivalent of Zovirax
Agenerase (amprenavir)
For the treatment of HIV-1 infection.
Albenza (albendazole)
Treatment for parasitic infections caused by worms
Aldara (imiquimod)
Treatment for external genital and perianal warts
Alinia (nitazoxanide)
For the treatment Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia in children.
Allegra-D
Treatment for nasal congestion due to seasonal allergy
Altabax (retapamulin)
For the treatment of impetigo due to Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes
Amevive (alefacept)
For moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Aphthasol
Treatment for canker sores
Apthasol (Amlexanox)
Treatment for canker sores
Aptivus (tipranavir)
For the adjunctive treatment of HIV-1 infections
Aptivus (tipranavir)
For the treatment of HIV
Arcapta (indacaterol maleate inhalation powder)
For the treatment of airflow obstruction resulting from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Astepro (azelastine hydrochloride nasal spray)
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Avelox I.V. (moxifloxacin hydrochloride)
Injectable antibacterial agent for adults with susceptible strains of bacterial infections
AzaSite (azithromycin)
For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis
Baraclude (entecavir)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infections with evidence of active viral replication
Benlysta (belimumab)
For the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus
Bepreve (bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution)
For the treatment of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis
Berinert (C1 Esterase Inhibitor (Human))
For the treatment of abdominal or facial attacks of hereditary angioedema
Besivance (besifloxacin ophthalmic suspension)
For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis
Biaxin XL (clarithromycin extended-release tablets)
For Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis (AECB) and Acute Maxillary Sinusitis
Cancidas
Intravenous infusion for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis
Carrington patch
Treatment for canker sores
Cayston (aztreonam for inhalation solution)
For the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cedax (ceftibuten)
Treatment for chronic bronchitis, acute bacterial otitis media, pharyngitis/tonsillitis
Cefazolin and Dextrose USP
Respiratory tract infections
CellCept
Treatment for the prevention of organ rejection inpatients undergoing heart transplants
Cervarix [Human Papillomavirus Bivalent (Types 16 and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant
For the prevention of cervical cancer and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia caused by HPV types 16 and 18
Children's Motrin Cold
For temporary relief of the common cold
Cinryze (C1 Inhibitor (Human))
For the treatment of angioedema attacks in adolescents/adults with Hereditary Angioedema
Clarinex
Once-daily oral tablet for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and chronic ideopathic urticaria
Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
Treatment for the prevention of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
Clemastine fumarate syrup
Generic equivalent of Tavist Syrup
Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)
Treatment for bacterial vaginosis
Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate)
Treatment for bacterial vaginosis
Coartem (artemether/lumefantrine)
For the treatment of malaria infections due to Plasmodium falciparum
Combivir
Treatment for AIDS and HIV Infection
Complera (emtricitabine/rilpivirine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
For the treatment of HIV-1 in treatment-naive adults
Condylox Gel 0.5% (pokofilox)
Treatment for external genital and perianal warts
Confide
HIV testing and counseling service
Crixivan (Indinavir sulfate)
Treatment for HIV infection
Daliresp (roflumilast)
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Daptacel
Pediatric vaccine for immunization against diptheria, tetanus and pertussis
Dificid (fidaxomicin)
For the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
Doribax (doripenem)
For the treatment of intra-abdominal infections and urinary tract infections
Dynabac
Treatment for acute bacterial exacerbations (chronic bronchitis and skin infections)
Edurant (rilpivirine)
For the treatment of HIV-1
Egrifta (tesamorelin for injection)
For the reduction of excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy
Entyvio (vedolizumab)
For the treatment of adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Epivir (lamivudine)
Treatment used in combination with AZT for AIDS/HIV infection
Eraxis (anidulafungin)
For the treatment of Candida fungal infections
Evoxac
For the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's Syndrome
Extina (ketoconazole)
For the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis
Famvir (famciclovir)
Treatment for Herpes Simplex Infections in HIV-infected patients
Famvir (famciclovir)
Treatment for genital herpes
Firazyr (icatibant)
For the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema
Flagyl ER
Treatment for bacterial vaginosis
Flonase Nasal Spray
Treatment for seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Flublok (seasonal influenza vaccine)
For the active immunization against influenza virus subtypes A and type B
Flucelvax, Influenza Virus Vaccine
For the treatment of influenza virus subtypes A and type B
FluMist ( Influenza Virus Vaccine)
For the prevention of disease caused by influenza A and B viruses
Fluzone Preservative-free
Preservative free, pediatric dose, influenza virus vaccine for the immunization of infants
Fortovase
Treatment for HIV infection
Fulyzaq (crofelemer)
For the treatment of non-infectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS
Fuzeon (enfuvirtide)
For the treatment of HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents
Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, 18) recombinant vaccine)
For the prevention of cervical cancer associated with human papillomavirus
Gralise (gabapentin)
For the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
Grastek (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis
Havrix
Treatment for hepatitis A
Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication
Hiberix (Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine; Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)
For the prevention of invasive disease caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b.
Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil)
For the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia
Ilaris (canakinumab)
For the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes
Incivek (telaprevir)
For the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C
Incruse Ellipta (umeclidinium inhalation powder)
For the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
INFANRIX (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed)
Treatment for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) in infants and children
INFERGEN (interferon alfacon-1)
Treatment for chronic hepatitis C virus
Intelence (etravirine)
For the treatment of HIV-1
Intron A (Interferon alfa-2b, recombinant)
An adjuvant treatment to surgery in subjects at high risk for systemic recurrence of malignant melanoma
Invirase (saquinavir)
Treatment for HIV/AIDS
Isentress (raltegravir)
For the treatment of HIV-1
Ixiaro (Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine, Inactivated, Adsorbed)
For the prevention of disease caused by Japanese encephalitis virus
Kalbitor (ecallantide)
For the treatment of hereditary angioedema
Kaletra Capsules and Oral Solution
For the treatment of HIV-1 infection
Ketek (telithromycin)
For the treatment of infections caused by bronchitis, bacterial sinusitis and Community-acquired pneumonia.
Kineret, anakinra
For the treatment of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Solution, 1%
For the treatment of athlete's foot, jock itch and ringworm
Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) Tablets
Treatment for nail fungal infections
Leukine (sargramostim)
Treatment for the replenishment of white blood cells
Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium)
For the treatment of HIV infection in adults in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
Lotrisone (clotrimazole/betamethasone diproprionate) lotion
For the topical treatment of symptomatic inflammatory tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection
Treatment for deep vein thrombosis
Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection)
For the prevention of risk of preterm birth
Malarone (atovaquone; proguanil hydrochloride) Tablet
For the treatment and prevention of Plasmodium falciparum malaria
Menveo (meningitis vaccine)
For the active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease
Moxatag (amoxicillin)
For the treatment of tonsillitis and/or pharyngitis secondary to Streptococcus pyogenes in adults and pediatrics
Myalept (metreleptin for injection)
For the treatment of congenital or acquired generalized lipodystrophy
Norvir (ritonavir)
Treatment for HIV infection
Norvir (ritonavir)
Treatment for HIV infection
Noxafil (posaconazole)
For the treatment of fungal infections
Nulojix (belatacept)
For the prevention of organ rejection following kidney transplant
Oral Cytovene
Treatment for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Oralair (Sweet Vernal, Orchard, Perennial Rye, Timothy and Kentucky Blue Grass Mixed Pollens Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis
Oravig (miconazole)
oropharyngeal candidiasis
Otezla (apremilast)
For the treatment of adults with active psoriatic arthritis
Panretin Gel
Treatment of cutaneous lesions in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Pediarix Vaccine
For the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussi, polio and hepatitis B in children 6 weeks to 7 years old.
Peg-Intron (peginterferon alfa-2b)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C who have compensated liver disease
Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine)
For the active immunization for the prevention of invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae
Prezista (darunavir)
For the treatment of treatment-resistant HIV infections
Qnasl (beclomethasone dipropionate) nasal aerosol
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Qutenza (capsaicin)
For the treatment of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia
Ragwitek (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract)
For the treatment of short ragweed pollen-induced allergic rhinitis
Rapamune (sirolimus) oral solution
Oral solution of sirolimus
Rapamune (sirolimus) Tablets
For treatment of kidney rejection
Rayos (prednisone) delayed-release tablets
For the treatment of certain inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, COPD, asthma and psoriatic conditions
Rebetol (ribavirin)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
REBETRON (TM) Combination Therapy
Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C
Relenza
Treatment for uncomplicated acute illness due to influenza virus
RespiGam (Respiratory Syncitial Virus Immune Globulin Intravenous)
Treatment for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus disease
Restasis (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion)
For the treatment of low tear production.
Reyataz (atazanavir sulfate)
For the treatment of HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents
Rid Mousse
For the treatment of head, pubic (crab), and body lice
Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral)
For the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by G1 and non-G1 types (G3, G4, and G9) in pediatrics
Rotateq (rotavirus vaccine, live oral pentavalent)
For the prevention of gastroenteritis associated with rotavirus infections in infants
Selzentry (maraviroc)
For the treatment of CCR5-tropic HIV-1
Simponi (golimumab)
For the treatment of ulcerative colitis
Simulect
Treatment for acute organ transplant rejection
Sitavig (acyclovir) buccal tablets
For the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis in adults
Spectracef
Oral tablets for the treatment of mild to moderate bacterial infections
SPORANOX (itraconazole)
Treatment for oral thrush
Stromectol (ivermectin)
Treatment for nondisseminated intestinal threadworm
Sustiva
Once-daily oral tablet for the the treatment of HIV infection
Sylvant (siltuximab)
For the treatment of multicentric Castleman’s disease
Synercid I.V.
quinupristin and dalfopristin for injection
Tamiflu capsule
Oseltamivir phosphate capsule
Taxol
Treatment for AIDS-related Kaposi's Sarcoma
Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate)
For the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis
Teflaro (ceftaroline fosamil)
For the treatment of bacterial skin infections and bacterial pneumonia
Timentin
Treatment for wide range of infections in children
Tindamax, tinidazole
For the treatment of microbial infections, including trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and amebiasis
Tivicay (dolutegravir)
For the treatment of HIV-1 in adults and children over 12 years of age
Tri-Nasal Spray (triamcinolone acetonide spray)
For treatment of nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis in adults and children age 12 or older
Trivagizole 3 (clotrimazole) Vaginal Cream
For the treatment of vaginal yeast infections
Trovan
Treatment for bacterial infections
Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder)
For the maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Twinrix
For the prevention of hepatitis A and B
Tygacil (tigecycline)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure and intra-abdominal infections and bacterial pneumonia
Tysabri (natalizumab)
For the maintenance treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease
Tyzeka (telbivudine)
For the treatment of hepatitis B virus
Valcyte (valganciclovir HCl)
For the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS
Valtrex (valacyclovir HCl)
Treatment for recurrent genital herpes
VariZIG, Varicella Zoster Immune Globulin (Human)
For the post-exposure prophylaxis of varicella zoster (chickenpox)
Veramyst (fluticasone furoate)
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis
Veregen (kunecatechins)
For the treatment of external genital and perianal warts
Vfend (voriconazole)
For the treatment of fungal infections
Vibativ (telavancin)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure infections
Victrelis (boceprevir)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1
Videx (didanosine)
Treatment of HIV infection
VIRACEPT (nelfinavir mesylate)
Treatment for HIV infection in adults and children
Viramune (nevirapine)
Treatment for HIV infection
Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
For the treatment of hepatitis B
Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
Once-daily oral tablet for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Viroptic
Treatment for inflammation of the cornea in children due to herpes simplex virus
Vistide (cidofovir)
For the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis
Vistide (cidofovir)
Treatment for cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis
Vitrasert Implant
Drug delivery system for the treatment of cytomegalovirus
Western blot confirmatory device
Confirmatory test for HIV
Xifaxan (rifaximin)
For the treatment of Travelers' diarrhea caused by noninvasive strains of Escherichia coli
Xigris (drotrecogin alfa [activated])
For the treatment of severe sepsis
Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)
For the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and urticaria
Zerit (stavudine)
Treatment for infants and children infected with HIV
Zerit (stavudine)
Treatment for HIV-infected adults who are intolerant of approved therapies
Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel)
For the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis
Zithromax (azithromycin)
Treatment for Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in subjects with advanced HIV infection
Zortress (everolimus)
For the prevention of organ rejection following kidney transplant
Zymaxid (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution)
For the treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis
Zyrtec (cetirizine HCl)
Treatment for year-round allergies, seasonal allergic rhinitis, and chronic itching and hives


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FDA Approved Immune System Drugs Listings:

The rules of principle for evaluating MediLexicon's FDA immune system drugs listings adhere to the FDA definitions of a new drug approval or a new molecular entity, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings include:

New Molecular Entities (NME): these NME's are described as a medication containing an active substance that have never previously approved in the US for marketing in any manner, shape or form (as defined by the FDA). In addition to this, there is also the inclusion of some FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved recombinant proteins and biologics.

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Over-the-counter products, diagnostic agents, generics, most vaccines, medical devices, biologic compounds (not approved by CDER), as well as new indications and new administrations of previously-approved compounds and new dosages.

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