Masivet (masitinib mesylate) - QL01XE90
Updated on site: 09-Feb-2018
|Manufacturer:||AB Science S.A.|
EPAR summary for the public
This document is a summary of the European Public Assessment Report. Its purpose is to explain how the assessment done by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) on the basis of the documentation provided, led to the recommendations on the conditions of use. This document cannot replace a
What is Masivet?
Masivet contains masitinib, which belongs to a class of medicines having an anticancer action. It is available as round, orange tablets (50 and 150 mg).
What is Masivet used for?
Masivet is used to treat dogs with
The tablets are given by mouth, once a day. The dose depends on the weight of the dog being treated.. The duration of treatment depends on the dog’s response to treatment.
How does Masivet work?
The active substance in Masivet, masitinib, is a
How has Masivet been studied?
A number of studies with Masivet were carried out either in laboratory dogs or in animal patients at veterinary practises in Europe and in the USA. The main study compared the effectiveness of Masivet at the recommended dose of 12.5 mg per kilogramme bodyweight once a day with placebo (a dummy treatment). The study included dogs of various breeds and both sexes with
What benefit has Masivet shown during the studies?
In the dogs whose tumours contained mutated
What is the risk associated with Masivet?
The most common side effects with Masivet are gastrointestinal reactions (diarrhoea and vomiting) and hair loss. These reactions are usually mild to moderate and temporary, last for up to four weeks. Dogs under Masivet treatment should be regularly monitored for side effects by the veterinarian (at least monthly). In case of side effects, the veterinarian might decide to lower the dose of Masivet or to discontinue treatment.
Masivet must not be used in dogs with certain kinds of liver or kidney problems, or anaemia (low red blood cell counts) or neutropenia (low white blood cell counts). It must not be used in dogs less than six months of age or less than 4 kg in weight, or bitches that are pregnant or lactating. It should not be used in dogs that may be hypersensitive (allergic) to masitinib or any of the other ingredients.
For a full list of all
Four to six weeks after starting the treatment with Masivet, the veterinarian should check if the treatment is likely to be successful.
What are the precautions for the person who gives the medicine or comes into contact with the animal?
The tablets must be administered whole and should not be divided, broken or ground up. If broken tablets, or the vomit, urine or faeces of a treated dog comes into contact with the skin or eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water. Children should not have close contact with treated dogs, or their faeces or vomit. If Masivet is taken accidentally, seek medical advice immediately and show the Package Leaflet or the label to the doctor. Do not eat, drink or smoke while treating a dog.
For more information, see the Package Leaflet.
Why has Masivet been approved?
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) concluded that the benefits of Masivet exceed the risks for the treatment of
Other information about Masivet:
The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union, for Masivet to AB Science S.A. on 17 November 2008. Information on the prescription status of this product may be found on the label/outer package.
Because this disease is a life threatening condition and the overall number of dogs affected is expected to be low, the CVMP guidelines on
This summary was last updated on May 2009.
© EMEA 2009