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Please note that this product was withdrawn from the Community Register of designated orphan medicinal products in September 2016 at the end of the period of market exclusivity.

On 13 March 2002, orphan designation (EU/3/02/092) was granted by the European Commissin to Novartis Europharm Limited, United Kingdom, for 4-(3,5-bis-(hydroxy-phenyl)-1,2,4)triazol-1-yl)-benzoic acid for the treatment of chronic iron overload requiring chelation therapy.

Key facts

Active substance
4-(3,5-Bis(hydroxy-phenyl)-1,2,4) triazol-1-yl) benzoic acid
Medicine name
Disease / condition
Treatment of chronic iron overload requiring chelation therapy
Date of first decision
EU designation number

Sponsor's contact details

Novartis Europharm Limited
Frimley Business Park
Camberley GU16 7SR
United Kingdom
Tel. +41 61 324 11 11 (Switzerland)

Patients' organisations

For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:

  • European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.

  • Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe.

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