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Elotuzumab (brand name Empliciti, (Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie), previously known as HuLuc63) is a humanized monoclonal antibody used in relapsed multiple myeloma. The package insert denotes its mechanism as a SLAMF7-directed (also known as CD 319) immunostimulatory antibody.
Approvals and indications
In May 2014, it was granted "Breakthrough Therapy" designation by the FDA (for multiple myeloma). On November 30, 2015, FDA approved elotuzumab as a treatment for patients with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior medications. Elotuzumab was labeled for use with lenalidomide and dexamethasone. Each intravenous injection of elotuzumab should be premedicated with dexamethasone, diphenhydramine, ranitidine and acetaminophen. In May 2016 the EC/EU gave a similar approval.
- "Press Announcement—FDA approves Empliciti, a new immune-stimulating therapy to treat multiple myeloma". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
- "Empliciti (elotuzumab) for Injection, for Intravenous Use. Full Prescribing Information" (PDF). Empliciti (elotuzumab) for US Healthcare Professionals. Princeton, New Jersey: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-08.
- "Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie Receive U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Elotuzumab, an Investigational Humanized Monoclonal Antibody for Multiple Myeloma" (Press release). Princeton, New Jersey and North Chicago, Illinois: Bristol-Myers Squibb. 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
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