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Monoclonal antibody
Type Whole antibody
Source Human
Clinical data
Trade names Emgality
Synonyms LY2951742
ATC code
  • none
CAS Number
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C6392H9854N1686O2018S46
Molar mass 144.1 kDa

Galcanezumab, marketed under the trade name Emgality, is a humanized monoclonal antibody used for the prevention of migraine.[1][2] It is directed against calcitonin-related polypeptides alpha and beta.

This drug was developed by Eli Lilly & Co. As of July 2017.[3] The drug was approved by the US FDA in September 2018, becoming the third marketed CGRP inhibitor for the United States.[4]

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  1. ^ Statement On A Nonproprietary Name Adopted By The USAN Council - Galcanezumab, American Medical Association.
  2. ^ World Health Organization (2015). "International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN). Proposed INN: List 114" (PDF). WHO Drug Information. 29 (4).
  3. ^ H. Spreitzer (3 July 2017). "Neue Wirkstoffe: Galcanezumab, Fremanezumab und Eptinezumab". Österreichische Apothekerzeitung (in German) (14/2017).
  4. ^ "US FDA approves Lilly migraine drug at a price that is the same as its rivals". CNBC. Reuters. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.