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Emgality ® (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection
100 mg/mL, 120 mg/mL
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How is Emgality® (galcanezumab-gnlm) metabolized and eliminated?
Emgality (galcanezumab) is expected to be degraded via catabolic pathways in the same manner as endogenous IgG.
Pharmacokinetic (PK) Characteristics of Galcanezumab Metabolism and Elimination
Galcanezumab is an immunoglobulin G (subclass 4) monoclonal antibody and is expected to be degraded into small peptides and amino acids via catabolic pathways in the same manner as endogenous immunoglobulin G.1-3
As such, it is not expected to
Enclosed Prescribing Information
The published references below are available by contacting 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979).
1Emgality [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.
2Kielbasa W, Helton DL. A new era for migraine: pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic insights into monoclonal antibodies with a focus on galcanezumab, an anti-CGRP antibody. Cephalalgia. 2019;39(10):1284-1297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0333102419840780
3Szkutnik-Fiedler D. Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug–drug interactions of new anti-migraine drugs—lasmiditan, gepants, and calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor monoclonal antibodies. Pharmaceutics. 2020;12(12):1180. https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmaceutics12121180
4Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
5Lobo ED, Hansen RJ, Balthasar JP. Antibody pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. J Pharm Sci. 2004;93(11):2645-2668. https://doi.org/10.1002/jps.20178
Date of Last Review: March 06, 2023