Subcutaneously administered anti-IL-6 receptor antibody for treatment of systemic sclerosis
The present application discloses methods for treating an IL-6-mediated disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), systemic JIA (sJIA), polyarticular course JIA (pcJIA), systemic sclerosis, or giant cell arteritis (GCA), with subcutaneously administered antibody that binds interleukin-6 receptor (anti-IL-6R antibody). In particular, it relates to identification of a fixed dose of anti-IL-6R antibody, e.g. tocilizumab, which is safe and effective for subcutaneous administration in patients with IL-6-mediated disorders. In addition, formulations and devices useful for subcutaneous administration of an anti-IL-6R antibody are disclosed.
Zhang; Xiaoping (Wayne, NJ), Terao; Kimio (Funabashi, JP), Jahreis; Angelika M. (Menlo Park, CA)
Genentech, Inc. (South San Francisco, CA) Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. (Nutley, NJ) Chugai Seiyaku Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo, JP)
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