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FDA approves infliximab-axxq for numerous indications


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the biosimilar infliximab-axxq (Avsola) for various indications, making it the fourth biosimilar of infliximab (Remicade) to be cleared for marketing by the agency.

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The tumor necrosis factor inhibitor is indicated for patients with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who are aged 6 years and older, RA in combination with methotrexate, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis. The approval is based on numerous trials. The most common adverse reactions are infections, infusion-related reactions, headache, and abdominal pain.

Full prescribing information can be found on the FDA website, as can more information about biosimilars.

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