Immunomodulators Are Drugs That Either Activate Or Depress The Immune System

Published Aug 5 

 Chemicals known as Immunomodulators can improve immune function by changing the immune system's reaction to a threat, usually in a positive way. To treat nonresponse or intolerance to aminosalicylates, antibiotics, or corticosteroids, to prevent recurrence after surgery, to amplify or optimise the effects of a biologic drug, and to stop the emergence of biologic drug resistance, among other conditions, immunomodulators may be used alone or in combination with other medications (such as a corticosteroid). They are divided into immunosuppressants and immunostimulants based on the type of product.

Immunomodulators are drugs that either activate or depress the immune system. They modify the immune system, which changes how the immune system reacts. Immunomodulators function by inhibiting the production of antibodies that trigger immunological reactions in response to foreign antigens. Immunosuppressants and immunostimulants are the two subtypes of immunomodulators. Immunomodulators include substances including immunoglobulins, thymosin, and corticosteroids. These drugs are used to treat illnesses like infection, cancer, asthma, and other conditions.

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