Soliris

The below information on Soliris has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Soliris
    Generic:Eculizumab
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2007-03-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/125166lbl.pdf

About Soliris

Soliris is a medicine called a monoclonal antibody. Soliris is used for the treatment of patients with a disease that affects red blood cells called Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria (PNH).

Soliris works by blocking part of your immune system. This can help your PNH symptoms but it can also increase your chance for infection. It is important that you:

  • have all recommended immunizations and vaccines before you start Soliris
  • stay up-to-date with all recommended immunizations and vaccines during treatment with Soliris

Side Effects of Soliris

Serious side effects with Soliris include:

  • serious and life-threatening infections.

Common side effects with Soliris include:

  • headaches
  • runny nose and colds
  • sore throat
  • back pain
  • nausea

Who Should Not Take Soliris

Do not receive Soliris if you:

  • have a meningococcal infection
  • have not been vaccinated with, or you are not up-to-date with a meningococcal vaccine.
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