NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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ravulizumab-cwvz
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A longer-acting antibody directed against terminal complement protein C5, with potential anti-inflammatory activity. Upon administration, ravulizumab-cwvz binds to terminal complement protein C5, thereby blocking C5 cleavage into pro-inflammatory components and preventing the complement-mediated destruction of red blood cells (RBCs) as seen in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Compared to other anti-C5 antibodies, ALXN1210 is longer-acting and allows for monthly dosing. C5, a complement pathway protein, is expressed at high levels by the liver. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:complement C5 inhibitor ALXN1210
US brand name:Ultomiris
Code name:ALXN 1210
ALXN1210