What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Therapeutic antibody is considered to have the following advantages and disadvantages compared to conventional drugs (low-molecular-weight drugs).
1) Higher specificity to target
=> Higher efficacy and less side effects can be expected.
2) Prolonged half life
=> Infrequent dosage
1) This may increase the economic burden placed on patients
2) Limited route for administration
The above disadvantages may be resolved in the future.
Solution to disadvantage 1)
=>For example, improvements in manufacturing technology may lead to the alleviation of the economic burden of patients.