Actemra Approval History
- FDA approved: Yes (First approved January 8th, 2010)
- Brand name: Actemra
- Generic name: tocilizumab
- Company: Genentech USA, Inc.
- Treatment for: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Actemra (tocilizumab) is a humanized interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor-inhibiting monoclonal antibody for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis in adults, and the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) and polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (PJIA) in patients two years of age and older.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Actemra
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