Rebif Injection for MS
A multiple sclerosis (MS) medication, Rebif® (interferon beta-1a) comes in the form of an injection that is given just under the skin. It is typically given three times a week.
This product belongs to a class of drugs known as interferons, and is made using Chinese hamster ovary cells. However, it's important to note that Rebif is made up of exactly the same amino acids as human interferon. Interferons are naturally occurring proteins or glycoproteins (proteins attached to carbohydrates). In humans, interferons are produced by cells in response to certain situations, such as viral infections, and often play a key role in the immune system.
(To learn more about this MS injection, click Rebif Uses. This article takes a closer look at how it works and explores off-label uses for this product.)