Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Ultomiris as Shorter Infusion Approved in Europe to Treat aHUS

The European Commission has approved a new intravenous formulation of Ultomiris (ravulizumab) to treat for adults and children with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) that allows the medication to be given in a shorter period of time. This formulation was also approved for paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH),…

Japan Approves Ultomiris to Treat Patients With aHUS

Ultomiris (ravulizumab) has been approved in Japan for the treatment of adults and children with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). Developed and marketed by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Ultomiris is the first and only long-acting inhibitor of the complement C5 protein approved to help patients with…

Tekturna Seen to Treat High Blood Pressure Associated with aHUS

A medication for high blood pressure, Tekturna (aliskiren) may be used as an add-on therapy to manage hypertension associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) until more adequate treatments become available, a case report finds. The study, “Aliskiren as an adjunct therapy for atypical hemolytic uremic…