Scientific Name: Avacopan
Brand Name: Tavneos
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic (auto) antibody (ANCA) -associated vasculitis (AAV) is considered a “pauci-immune” form of systemic small-vessel vasculitis accompanied by the presence of ANCAs in the serum. The full spectrum of AAV includes granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) , microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) , eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) , and drug-induced AAV. AAV may be associated with necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis (NCGN) . Of the various known ANCAs, the major antigens are myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3/myeloblastin) .
Description of the Drug: Avacopan is an orally bioavailable complement 5a receptor (C5aR) antagonist for the treatment of severe anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic (auto) antibody (ANCA) -associated vasculitis.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from