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L ANTINEOPLASTIC AND IMMUNOMODULATING AGENTS

This group comprises preparations used in the treatment of malignant neoplastic diseases, and immunomodulating agents.

Corticosteroids for systemic use, see H02.


L04 IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS

Immunosuppressants are defined as agents that completely or partly suppress one or more factors in the immunosystem.


L04A IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS

This group comprises immunosuppressants excl. corticosteroids.

The DDDs are mainly based on prophylaxis of allograft transplant rejection.

The DDD for muromonab-CD3 is based on combination therapy in acute allograft rejection.

The DDD for efalizumab is based on the treatment of plaque psoriasis.

The DDDs for etanercept, infliximab, leflunomide, anakinra and adalimumab are based on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

The DDD for thalidomide is based on the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum.

The DDD for lenalidomide is based on the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes.


L04AX Other immunosuppressants

Methotrexate in oral formulations is classified here, other routes of administration, see L01BA.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    L04AX02  thalidomide 0.1 

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Last updated: 2013-12-19