Siltuximab (Sylvant)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Human-mouse chimeric monoclonal antibody which binds interleukin-6 (IL-6). Siltuximab prevents IL-6 from binding to soluble and membrane-bound IL-6 receptors. Blocking IL-6 activity interferes with its processes such immunoglobulin secretion. Systemic manifestations in patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD) has been associated with overproduction of IL-6.[1][2][3]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

Also known as

  • Code name: CNTO 328
  • Brand name: Sylvant

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Siltuximab (Sylvant) package insert
  2. Siltuximab (Sylvant) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Sylvant manufacturer's website