This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Alimta. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of use for Alimta.
Alimta : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/55.82 KB)
First published: 09/10/2009
Last updated: 09/12/2011
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Eli Lilly Nederland B.V.
|Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union||
22/04/2022 Alimta - EMEA/H/C/000564 - IB/0065
Product information documents contain:
- summary of product characteristics (annex I);
- manufacturing authorisation holder responsible for batch release (annex IIA);
- conditions of the marketing authorisation (annex IIB);
- labelling (annex IIIA);
- package leaflet (annex IIIB).
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Malignant pleural mesothelioma
Alimta in combination with cisplatin is indicated for the treatment of chemotherapy-naïve patients with unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Non-small-cell lung cancer
Alimta in combination with cisplatin is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer other than predominantly squamous cell histology.
Alimta is indicated as monotherapy for the maintenance treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer other than predominantly squamous cell histology in patients whose disease has not progressed immediately following platinum-based chemotherapy.
Alimta is indicated as monotherapy for the second line treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer other than predominantly squamous cell histology.