Raxibacumab

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What is Raxibacumab

Raxibacumab is a human monoclonal antibody against Bacillus anthracis protective antigen for the treatment of inhalation anthrax.

It was developed for emergency use, and 20,000 doses of the drug were sent to the US Strategic National Stockpile in the first quarter of 2009. 

Indications & Dosage

  • anthrax
  • anthrax prophylaxis
  • Bacillus anthracis

Side Effects

  1. anemia
  2. back pain
  3. drowsiness
  4. erythema
  5. fatigue
  6. flushing
  7. hypertension
  8. infusion-related reactions
  9. insomnia
  10. leukopenia
  11. lymphadenopathy
  12. maculopapular rash
  13. palpitations
  14. peripheral edema
  15. pruritus
  16. rash
  17. seizures
  18. syncope
  19. urticaria
  20. vertigo

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • infusion-related reactions
  • pregnancy

Interactions

No information is available regarding drug interactions associated with Raxibacumab

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