This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


Livtencity is an antiviral medicine used to treat illness caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) in adults who have had a haematopoietic stem cell transplant or an organ transplant. It is used in patients whose CMV illness has not responded to at least one other treatment, including ganciclovir, valganciclovir, cidofovir or foscarnet.

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation involves using stem cells from a donor to replace the recipient’s bone marrow cells. The donated stem cells will form new bone marrow that produces healthy blood cells.

CMV is a common virus that usually only causes mild infection in healthy people. After infection, the virus remains in the body in an inactive form and does not cause harm. However, CMV can become active and cause illness in patients whose immune system (the body’s natural defences) is weakened, such as those who have had a stem cell or organ transplant.

CMV disease is rare, and Livtencity was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases) on 18 December 2007 and 7 June 2013. Further information on the orphan designations can be found here: and

Livtencity contains the active substance maribavir.

This EPAR was last updated on 05/07/2023

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Additional monitoringAdditional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.


This medicine was designated an orphan medicine. This means that it was developed for use against a rare, life-threatening or chronically debilitating condition or, for economic reasons, it would be unlikely to have been developed without incentives. For more information, see Orphan designation.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG Ireland Branch
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address

Block 2 Miesian Plaza
50-58 Baggot Street Lower
Dublin 2
Co Dublin
D02 HW68

Product information

04/07/2023 Livtencity - EMEA/H/C/005787 - IB/0005

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antivirals for systemic use

Therapeutic indication

LIVTENCITY is indicated for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and/or disease that are refractory (with or without resistance) to one or more prior therapies, including ganciclovir, valganciclovir, cidofovir or foscarnet in adult patients who have undergone a haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) or solid organ transplant (SOT).

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antiviral agents.

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