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In the US, Eculizumab (eculizumab systemic) is a member of the drug class selective immunosuppressants and is used to treat Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuromyelitis Optica and Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Monoclonal antibody

Reduction in haemolysis

Chemical Name

Immunoglobulin, anit-(human complement C5 α-chain) (human-mouse monoclonal 5G1.1 heavy chain), disulfide wit human-mouse monoclonal 5G1.1 light chain, dimer (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Eculizumabum (Latin)
  • Eculizumab (German)
  • Eculizumab (French)
  • Eculizumab (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Soliris
    Alexion, Canada; Alexion, Finland; Alexion, Israel; Alexion, Lithuania; Alexion, Norway; Alexion, Poland; Alexion, United States; Alexion Europe, Belgium; Alexion Europe, Netherlands; Alexion Europe, Slovenia; Alexion Europe SAS, Latvia; Alexion Pharma, Ireland; Alexion Pharma, Japan; Alexion Pharma, Sweden; Alexion Pharma Italy, Italy; Alexion Pharma Nordics, Denmark; Alexion Pharma Spain, Spain; Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Australia; Alexion Pharmaceuticals UK, United Kingdom; Lonza, Estonia; Patheon, Russian Federation
  • Soliris 300mg
    Alexion, Switzerland; Alexion, Luxembourg; Alexion Europe, Austria; Alexion Pharma Germany, Germany


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

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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