Gefitinib Mylan

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On 26 July 2018, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Gefitinib Mylan, intended for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The applicant for this medicinal product is MYLAN S.A.S.

Gefitinib Mylan will be available as 250-mg film-coated tablet. The active substance of Gefitinib Mylan is gefitinib, an anti-neoplastic medicinal product (ATC code: L01XX31) which targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase and acts as an inhibitor of cell growth by competing with ATP and blocking activation through the receptor.

Gefitinib Mylan is a generic of Iressa, which has been authorised in the EU since 24 June 2009. Studies have demonstrated the satisfactory quality of Gefitinib Mylan, and its bioequivalence to the reference product Iressa.

The full indication is:

"Gefitinib Mylan is indicated as monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with activating mutations of EGFR TK."

It is proposed that Gefitinib Mylan be prescribed by physicians experienced in the use of anticancer therapies.

Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the European public assessment report (EPAR) and made available in all official European Union languages after the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.

Name Language First published Last updated
CHMP summary of positive opinion for Gefitinib Mylan (English only) 2018-07-27  

Key facts

Product details for Gefitinib Mylan
NameGefitinib Mylan
INN or common name

gefitinib

Therapeutic area Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
Active substance

gefitinib

Date opinion adopted26/07/2018
Company name

MYLAN S.A.S.

StatusPositive
Application typeInitial authorisation

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