Obiltoxaximab

is an injection used to treat inhalational anthrax.

Obiltoxaximab Overview

Reviewed: March 21, 2016
Updated: 

Obiltoxaximab is a prescription medication used to treat inhalational anthrax. Obiltoxaximab is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate. Obiltoxaximab belongs to a group of drugs called monoclonal antibodies. It works to neutralize the toxins produced by B. anthracis. 

Obiltoxaximab is available as an injection and is administered by a healthcare provider. 

Common side effects include headache, itching (pruritus), and upper respiratory tract infections. 

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Obiltoxaximab Cautionary Labels

precautions

Uses of Obiltoxaximab

Obiltoxaximab is a prescription medication given with other appropriate antibacterial drugs to treat inhalational anthrax. Obiltoxaximab is also approved to prevent inhalational anthrax when alternative therapies are not available or not appropriate.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. 

Obiltoxaximab Brand Names

Obiltoxaximab may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Obiltoxaximab Drug Class

Obiltoxaximab is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Obiltoxaximab

Serious side effects have been reported with obiltoxaximab. See "Obiltoxaximab Precautions" section. 

Common side effects include:

  • headache
  • itching (pruritus)
  • upper respiratory tract infections
  • cough
  • nasal congestion
  • hives
  • bruising, swelling and pain at the infusion site

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of obiltoxaximab. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA­-1088.