Docefrez

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docetaxel

Withdrawn
This medicine is now withdrawn from use in the European Union.

Overview

The marketing authorisation for Docefrez has been withdrawn at the request of the marketing authorisation holder.

This EPAR was last updated on 14/06/2012

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Docefrez
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/001074
Active substance
docetaxel
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
docetaxel
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
  • Stomach Neoplasms
  • Adenoma
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
L01CD02
GenericGeneric

This is a generic medicine, which is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medicine. A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s). For more information, see Generic and hybrid medicines.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Europe B.V.
Revision
1
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
10/05/2010
Contact address
SUN Pharmaceutical Industries Europe B.V.
Polaris Avenue 87
2132 JH Hoofddorp
The Netherlands

Product information

25/05/2012 Docefrez - EMEA/H/C/001074 - IB/0001

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antineoplastic agents

Therapeutic indication

Breast cancer

Docetaxel in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with operable node-positive breast cancer.

Docetaxel in combination with doxorubicin is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have not previously received cytotoxic therapy for this condition.

Docetaxel monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of cytotoxic therapy. Previous chemotherapy should have included an anthracycline or an alkylating agent.

Docetaxel in combination with trastuzumab is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer whose tumours over express HER2 and who previously have not received chemotherapy for metastatic disease.

Docetaxel in combination with capecitabine is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of cytotoxic chemotherapy. Previous therapy should have included an anthracycline.

Non-small cell lung cancer

Docetaxel is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy.

Docetaxel in combination with cisplatin is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, in patients who have not previously received chemotherapy for this condition.

Prostate cancer

Docetaxel in combination with prednisone or prednisolone is indicated for the treatment of patients with hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer.

Gastric adenocarcinoma

Docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma, including adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, who have not received prior chemotherapy for metastatic disease.

Head and neck cancer

Docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil is indicated for the induction treatment of patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

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