Leflunomide Teva : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/193.3 KB)
First published: 21/03/2011
Last updated: 18/03/2014
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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.
Teva Pharma B.V.
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NL-3542 DR Utrecht
15/01/2014 Leflunomide Teva - EMEA/H/C/002356 - N/0011
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- summary of product characteristics (annex I);
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- conditions of the marketing authorisation (annex IIB);
- labelling (annex IIIA);
- package leaflet (annex IIIB).
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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.