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In the US, Belimumab (belimumab systemic) is a member of the drug class selective immunosuppressants and is used to treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Therapeutic Categories

Selective immunosuppressant


Chemical Name

Immunoglobulin G1, anti-(human cytokine BAFF) (human monoclonal LymphoStat- heavy chain), disulfide with human monoclonal LymphoStat-B λ-chain, dimer (WHO )

Foreign Names

  • Belimumabum (Latin)
  • Belimumab (German)
  • Bélimumab (French)
  • Belimumab (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Benlysta
    Glaxo Group, Austria; Glaxo Group, Cyprus; Glaxo Group, Iceland; Glaxo Group, Lithuania; Glaxo Group, Poland; Glaxo Group, Romania; Glaxo Group, Slovenia; Glaxo Group, Slovakia; GlaxoSmithKline, Australia; GlaxoSmithKline, Canada; GlaxoSmithKline, Switzerland; GlaxoSmithKline, Chile; GlaxoSmithKline, Germany; GlaxoSmithKline, Denmark; GlaxoSmithKline, Spain; GlaxoSmithKline, Finland; GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong; GlaxoSmithKline, Croatia (Hrvatska); GlaxoSmithKline, Ireland; GlaxoSmithKline, Israel; GlaxoSmithKline, Italy; GlaxoSmithKline, Macedonia; GlaxoSmithKline, Malaysia; GlaxoSmithKline, Norway; GlaxoSmithKline, Sweden; GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore; GlaxoSmithKline, United States; GlaxoSmithKline Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France; GlaxoSmithKline UK, United Kingdom; GSK, Belgium; Wellcome Limited, Bosnia & Herzegowina


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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