Brand name: Benlysta TM
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Active ingredients: belimumab
What it is used for
BENLYSTA is indicated for:,add-on therapy for reducing disease activity in adult patients with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a high degree of disease activity (e.g. ANA titre greater than or equal to 1:80 and/or anti-dsDNA titre greater than or equal to 30 IU/mL) despite standard therapy.,treatment of active lupus nephritis in adult patients who are receiving standard therapy.,The safety and efficacy of BENLYSTA have not been evaluated in patients with severe active central nervous system lupus.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 60 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient belimumab
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
This medicine is under additional monitoring as it is new or being used in a different way. You can help identify new safety information by reporting any side effects you may get.
- You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems.
- For more information on the Black Triangle Scheme and how to report side effects, see www.tga.gov.au/black-triangle-scheme