Imatinib

Red

Brand Name(s):Glivec

Indication:Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia – paediatric patients with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ ALL) integrated with chemotherapy

Rationale:1,2

Considered:Jul-13

Review Date:Jun-21

Comments:
Drug Safety Update
Patients should be tested for hepatitis B virus before starting treatment with BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
May2016