Leflunomide medac

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leflunomide

Authorised
This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.

Overview

This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Leflunomide medac. 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 Leflunomide medac.

This EPAR was last updated on 28/03/2018

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Leflunomide medac
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/001227
Active substance
leflunomide
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
leflunomide
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
L04AA13
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
medac Gesellschaft für klinische Spezialpräparate mbH
Revision
14
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
27/07/2010
Contact address

Theaterstrasse 6
22880 Wedel
Germany

Product information

30/01/2018 Leflunomide medac - EMEA/H/C/001227 - N/0029

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Selective immunosuppressants

Therapeutic indication

Leflunomide is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with:

  • active rheumatoid arthritis as a 'disease-modifying antirheumatic drug' (DMARD).

Recent or concurrent treatment with hepatotoxic or haematotoxic DMARDs (e.g. methotrexate) may result in an increased risk of serious adverse reactions, therefore, the initiation of leflunomide treatment has to be carefully considered regarding these benefit / risk aspects.

Moreover, switching from leflunomide to another DMARD without following the washout procedure may also increase the risk of serious adverse reactions even for a long time after the switching.

Assessment history

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