daclizumab (Zinbryta)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is daclizumab, and how does it work?

  • Daclizumab (Zinbryta) is an injectable medication used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Its mechanism of action is not completely understood. Available data suggests that it may work by modifying immune processes that may be responsible for causing MS by interfering with the activation of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) that cause inflammation and destruction of nerves in patients with MS. Daclizumab does not cure MS. It decreases the number of MS flares and lesions.
  • The FDA approved daclizumab in May, 2016.

What brand names are available for daclizumab?

  • Zinbryta is the brand name for daclizumab available in the US.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/27/2017

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