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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.


L02 ENDOCRINE THERAPY

Estrogens and progestogens used specifically in the treatment of neoplastic diseases are classified in this group. This means that some strengths may be classified in this group, while remaining strengths are classified in G03 - Sex hormones and modulators of the genital system.

The DDDs are based on the treatment of cancer (breast-, endometrial, and prostatic).


L02A HORMONES AND RELATED AGENTS

Antigrowth hormones like somatostatin and octreotide, which are also used in the treatment of neoplastic diseases, are classified in H01CB.


L02AE Gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues

See also H01CA - Gonadotropin releasing hormones.

The DDD of 60 mcg for leuprorelin implant is based on 5 mg implant/90 days.

The depot DDD for triptorelin is based on treatment of prostatic cancer while the other DDD of 0.1 mg is based on the dose in one syringe used in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    L02AE02 leuprorelin 60 mcg implant 
    mg 
    0.134 mg depot inj

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Last updated: 2016-12-20