Avacopan (Tavneos)

Tavenos (avacopan) is a medication used to treat ANCA-associated vasculitis, a rare autoimmune disease. The two types of ANCA associated vasculitis include Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Microscopic Polyangiitis.

Tavneos is a small molecule that inhibits the complement receptor C5a. It works by blocking a specific receptor in the immune system that contributes to inflammation in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis. By targeting this receptor, Tavneos helps to reduce inflammation, which is responsible for the damage to blood vessels in this disease.

Glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, are commonly prescribed in combination with Tavneos, which can enhance a patient’s response.

Taking Tavneos

Tavneos is available as an oral capsule, taken twice daily.

The capsules can be taken at home, making the treatment process convenient and easy to manage.

Important Tests and Risks




Tavneos Quick Reference Guide


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