Class/mechanism from the NCI Drug Dictionary: A longer-acting antibody directed against terminal complement protein C5, with potential anti-inflammatory activity. Upon administration, ravulizumab-cwvz binds to terminal complement protein C5, thereby blocking C5 cleavage into pro-inflammatory components and preventing the complement-mediated destruction of red blood cells (RBCs) as seen in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Compared to other anti-C5 antibodies, ALXN1210 is longer-acting and allows for monthly dosing.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
History of changes in FDA indication
- 2018-12-21: Initial approval for adult patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). (Based on CHAMPION 301 & CHAMPION 302)
History of changes in EMA indication
- 2019-07-02: Initial authorization
History of changes in PDMA indication
- 2020-09-25: New indication and a new dosage for the treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS).
Also known as
- Code name: ALXN-1210
- Generic name: ravulizumab-cwvz
- Brand name: Ultomiris