|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.
|L01EX - Other Protein Kinase Inhibitors|
This group comprises other protein kinase inhibitors which cannot be classified in the preceding groups. Substances which are multi-targeted without a clear main target are also classified in this group.