How is eculizumab administered?
It is given by an intravenous infusion over 25-45 min via a normal giving set, free flow gravity or pump. Patients should be monitored for signs of hypersensitivity during the infusion and one hour following the infusion.
Is eculizumab a chemo drug?
Eculizumab is the generic name for the trade chemotherapy drug Soliris. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Soliris when referring to the generic drug name eculizumab.
How is Soliris administered?
The diluted solution of Soliris should be administered by intravenous infusion over 25 – 45 minutes (35 minutes ± 10 minutes) in adults and 1-4 hours in paediatric patients under 18 years of age via gravity feed, a syringe-type pump, or an infusion pump.
What is Soliris given for?
This medication is used to treat a certain blood disorder (paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria). This disorder can cause a decrease in red blood cells (anemia).
What diseases does Soliris treat?
SOLIRIS® is used to treat adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) who are anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody-positive, as well as have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and myasthenia gravis.
Is eculizumab an immunosuppressant?
SOLIRIS® (Eculizumab) Immunosuppressant.
What are the side effects of eculizumab?
COMMON side effects
- throat irritation.
- a common cold.
- inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses.
- urinary tract infection.
- muscle pain.
How often is Soliris given?
It is usually given every 7 days for 5 weeks, then every 14 days. The dosage is based on your medical condition. For children, the dosage is also based on the weight. Infusion reactions may occur while you are receiving this medication.
How often is Soliris administered?
Is Soliris an immunosuppressant?
How long does Soliris stay in your system?
Eculizumab can effect your body for up to 3 months. You may need medical tests for 8 to 12 weeks if you stop using this medicine. Make sure any doctor who treats you knows that you’ve used Soliris.