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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Ophthalmic agent

Monoclonal antibody

Treatment of neovascular (wet) age-related macular degeneration

Angiogenesis inhibitor

Treatment of diabetic retinopathy

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist

Chemical Name

immunoglobulin G1, anti-(human vascular endotelial growt factor) Fab fragment (human - mouse monoclonal rhuFAB V2 gamma1-chain), disulfide wit human-mouse monoclonal rhuFAB V2 light chain (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Ranibizumabum (Latin)
  • Ranibizumab (German)
  • Ranibizumab (French)
  • Ranibizumab (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Lucentis
    Genentech, United States; Grupo Novartis, Spain; Haemato Pharm, Austria; Novartis, Argentina; Novartis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Novartis, Belgium; Novartis, Bahrain; Novartis, Chile; Novartis, Colombia; Novartis, Czech Republic; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Finland; Novartis, France; Novartis, Georgia; Novartis, Greece; Novartis, Hong Kong; Novartis, Croatia (Hrvatska); Novartis, Hungary; Novartis, Indonesia; Novartis, Ireland; Novartis, Israel; Novartis, Japan; Novartis, South Korea; Novartis, Lebanon; Novartis, Lithuania; Novartis, Mexico; Novartis, Malaysia; Novartis, Netherlands; Novartis, Norway; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis, Oman; Novartis, Poland; Novartis, Portugal; Novartis, Serbia; Novartis, Sweden; Novartis, Slovakia; Novartis, Thailand; Novartis, Tunisia; Novartis, Turkey; Novartis, Taiwan; Novartis AH, South Africa; Novartis Europharm, Austria; Novartis Europharm, Denmark; Novartis Europharm, Slovenia; Novartis Farma, Italy; Novartis Healthcare, Philippines; Novartis Ophthalmics, Singapore; 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
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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