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.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
History of changes in FDA indication
- 4/23/2014: FDA approved for the treatment of patients with multicentric Castleman’s disease (MCD) who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) negative and human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) negative. (Based on CR016705)
Also known as
- Code name: CNTO 328
- Brand name: Sylvant