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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, Familial Mediterranean Fever, Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Muckle Wells Syndrome and Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor Associated Periodic Syndrome.

US matches:



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
    Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Denmark; Novartis, France; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Hong Kong; Novartis, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, Poland; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Slovakia; Novartis, United States; Novartis Europharm, Austria; Novartis Europharm, Slovenia; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Farmaceutica, Spain; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Pharma, Switzerland; Novartis Pharma, Germany; Novartis Pharma, Russian Federation; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Canada; Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, United Kingdom


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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