Orf Medication

Updated: Jun 06, 2018
  • Author: Aaron Z Hoover, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
  • Print
Medication

Medication Summary

Several case reports describe orf successfully treated with topical imiquimod, interferon alpha-2a, cidofovir cream, and cidofovir intravenously. [46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53]

Next:

Topical Skin Products

Imiquimod (Aldara, Zyclara)

Imiquimod induces secretion of interferon alpha and other cytokines; the mechanisms of action are unknown. Use in orf is off-label.

Previous
Next:

Antivirals, CMV

Cidofovir (Vistide)

Cidofovir is a nucleotide analog that selectively inhibits viral DNA production in CMV and other herpes viruses. Use in orf is off-label.

Previous
Next:

Biological Response Modifiers

Interferon alfa 2b (Interferon alfa-2b, Intron A)

Interferon alfa-2b is a protein product manufactured by recombinant DNA technology. Interferon alfa has antiviral, antiproliferative, and antiangiogenic properties, and it stimulates the immune system. Use in orf is off-label.

Previous