Emgality ® ▼ (galcanezumab)

This information is intended for UK registered healthcare professionals only as a scientific exchange in response to your search for information. Please refer to the link for full prescribing information: Emgality Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Emgality®▼ (galcanezumab): contraindication

Galcanezumab is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.

List of excipients

The excipients of galcanezumab include the following: 

  • L-histidine

  • L-histidine hydrochloride monohydrate

  • Polysorbate 80

  • Sodium chloride Water for injections1

Special warning related to hypersensitivity reactions

Serious hypersensitivity reactions including cases of anaphylaxis, angioedema and urticaria have been reported. If a serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs, administration of galcanezumab should be discontinued immediately and appropriate therapy initiated.1


1. Emgality [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions.

Date of Last Review: October 06, 2020

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