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In the US, Canakinumab (canakinumab systemic) is a member of the drug class interleukin inhibitors and is used to treat Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes, Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Muckle Wells Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories


Monoclonal antibody

Chemical Name

Immunoglobulin G1, anti-[Homo sapiensinterleukin 1, beta (IL1B)] human monoclonal ACZ885; gamma1 heavy chain (Homo sapiensVH-IGHG1*03) (221-214’)-disulfide with kappa light chain (Homo sapiensV-KAPPA-IGKC*01); (227-227’’:230-230’’ (WHO )

Foreign Names

  • Canakinumabum (Latin)
  • Canakinumab (German)
  • Canakinumab (French)
  • Canakinumab (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Ilaris
    Grupo Novartis, Spain; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Germany; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, United Kingdom; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Russian Federation; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis Europharm, Austria; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Pharma, Switzerland; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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