4.1 Therapeutic indications
Benlysta is indicated as add-on therapy in patients aged 5 years and older with active, autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with a high degree of disease activity (e.g., positive anti-dsDNA and low complement) despite standard therapy (see section 5.1).
Benlysta is indicated in combination with background immunosuppressive therapies for the treatment of adult patients with active lupus nephritis (see sections 4.2 and 5.1).
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The purpose of this study is to assess whether co-administration of belimumab and a single cycle of rituximab will optimize treatment with belimumab, which will result in improvements of clinical status with a favorable safety profile, by comparing subjects randomized to belimumab plus rituximab versus belimumab plus rituximab-placebo.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PK), safety, and pharmacodynamics (PD) of repeat doses of 200 milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL) belimumab administered via SC injection in pediatric participants 5 to 17 years of age with SLE on a background of standard of care therapy.
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