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Invented name: Imatinib Teva   
Auth. number : EU/1/12/808
Active substance : imatinib
ATC: Anatomical main group: L - Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents
Therapeutic subgroup: L01 - Cytostatics
Pharmacological subgroup: L01X - Other cytostatics
Chemical subgroup: L01XE - Protein kinase inhibitors
Chemical substance: L01XE01 - Imatinib
(See WHO ATC Index)
Indication: Imatinib Teva is indicated for the treatment of
• Paediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome (bcr-abl) positive (Ph+)
chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) for whom bone marrow transplantation is not considered as
the first line of treatment.
• Paediatric patients with Ph+ CML in chronic phase after failure of interferon-alpha therapy, or
in accelerated phase or blast crisis.
• Adult patients with Ph+ CML in blast crisis.
• Adult patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic
leukaemia (Ph+ ALL) integrated with chemotherapy.
• Adult patients with relapsed or refractory Ph+ ALL as monotherapy.
• Adult patients with myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative diseases (MDS/MPD) associated with
platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) gene re-arrangements.
• Adult patients with advanced hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and/or chronic eosinophilic
leukaemia (CEL) with FIP1L1-PDGFRα rearrangement.
The effect of imatinib on the outcome of bone marrow transplantation has not been determined.
Imatinib Teva is indicated for
• The treatment of adult patients with unresectable dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) and
adult patients with recurrent and/or metastatic DFSP who are not eligible for surgery.
In adult and paediatric patients, the effectiveness of imatinib is based on overall haematological and
cytogenetic response rates and progression-free survival in CML, on haematological and cytogenetic
response rates in Ph+ ALL, MDS/MPD, on haematological response rates in HES/CEL and on
objective response rates in adult patients with DFSP. The experience with imatinib in patients with
MDS/MPD associated with PDGFR gene re-arrangements is very limited. There are
no controlled trials demonstrating a clinical benefit or increased survival for these diseases.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Teva B.V.
Swensweg 5, 2031 GA Haarlem, Nederland
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Close date procedure Procedure type EMEA number Decision summary publ decision docs annex
10/01/2013 Centralised - Authorisation EMEA/H/C/2585 (2013)46 of 08/01/2013
07/02/2013 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2585/IAin/2
Updated with Decision(2013)3423 of 31/05/2013
12/02/2013 Corrigendum (2013)796 of 08/02/2013
04/06/2013 Centralised - 2-Monthly update EMEA/H/C/2585/IB/1 (2013)3423 of 31/05/2013
06/06/2014 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2585/IAin/5
Updated with Decision(2014)8516 of 11/11/2014
13/11/2014 Centralised - Transfer Marketing Authorisation Holder EMEA/H/C/2585/T/7 (2014)8516 of 11/11/2014
08/05/2015 Centralised - 2-Monthly update EMEA/H/C/2585/IB/9/G (2015)3215 of 06/05/2015
20/05/2015 Centralised - Variation EMEA/H/C/2585/IB/10/G