Questions tagged [immunosuppressant]

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How does interferon beta 1-A help patients with multiple sclerosis?

I know that azathioprine weakens the immune system by reducing white blood cell count. I've read that interferons boost the immune system against viruses. They seem to have different functions, but ...
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How does donepezil impact the immune system?

Is it immunosuppressive? If so, to what extent? What are the mechanisms for this effect?
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Can IVIG treatment increase risk of infections?

Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) are often used to treat patients with impaired antibody production or autoimmune conditions[1]. However, according to this paper[2], it can also inhibit antibody ...
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Transplant in combination with stem cell transplant

I was wondering, if you transplant a kidney from person A to person B and combine it with a stem cell transplant, would you then need no/less immunosuppressive drugs? Since you would have an antibody ...
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Immune system & methylphenidate?

How and to what extent does methylphenidate impact immune system function? How does its impact compare to that of amphetamines?