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L ANTINEOPLASTIC AND IMMUNOMODULATING AGENTS

This group comprises preparations used in the treatment of neoplastic diseases, and immunomodulating agents.
Corticosteroids for systemic use, see H02.


L01 ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS

Combination products are classified in L01XY - Combinations of antineoplastic agents.
Detoxifying agents used in connection with high dose treatment of antineoplastic agents are classified in V03AF (e.g. calcium folinate).
Radiopharmaceuticals used in the treatment of cancer are classified in V10X.

No DDDs have been established because of highly individualised use and wide dosage ranges. The doses used vary substantially because of various types and severity of neoplastic diseases, and also because of the extensive use of combination therapy.
The consumption of the antineoplastic agents is in some countries measured in grams. This is recommended as a method to be used internationally for these particular agents.


L01E PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

This group comprises protein kinase inhibitors used in the treatment of cancer. Substances are classified according to their main target.
Substances which are multi-targeted without a clear main target are classified in L01EX.
Lipid kinase inhibitors (phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (Pi3K) inhibitors) are classified in L01EM.


L01EB Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Substances inhibiting both HER2 and EGFR indicated for breast cancer are classified in L01EH.


    ATC code  Name  DDD  U Adm.R Note
    L01EB02 erlotinib    

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Last updated: 2020-12-17