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Filmdragerad tablett 250 mg
(Ovala, bikonvexa gula filmdragerade tabletter, märkta med GS XJG på ena sidan.)

Alkylerande medel, övriga cytostatiska/cytotoxiska medel, proteinkinashämmare

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ATC-kod: L01XE07
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Miljörisk: Användning av lapatinib har bedömts medföra försumbar risk för miljöpåverkan.
Nedbrytning: Lapatinib bryts ned långsamt i miljön.
Bioackumulering: Lapatinib har låg potential att bioackumuleras.

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Detaljerad miljöinformation

Environmental Risk Classification

Predicted Environmental Concentration (PEC)

PEC is calculated according to the following formula:

PEC (μg/L) = (A*109*(100-R)/(365*P*V*D*100) = 1.5*10-6 *10.4045 kg * 100

PEC = 0.00156 μg/L


A = 10.4045 kg (total sold amount API in Sweden year 2018, data from IQVIA).

R = 0% removal rate (conservatively, it has been assumed there is no loss by adsorption to sludge particles, by volatilization, hydrolysis or biodegradation)

P = number of inhabitants in Sweden = 9 *106

V (L/day) = volume of wastewater per capita and day = 200 (ECHA default) (Reference 1)

D = factor for dilution of waste water by surface water flow = 10 (ECHA default) (Reference 1)

Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)

Ecotoxicological studies

Green Algae (Selenastrum caprocornutum):

IC50 96h (growth) > 17,300 μg/L (OECD 201) (Reference 5)

NOEC = 3,430 μg/L

Water flea (Daphnia magna):

Acute toxicity

No data

Water flea (Daphnia magna):

Chronic toxicity

NOEC 21 days (mortality) > 108 μg/L (OECD 211) (Reference 4)

NOEC 21 days (reproduction) < 108 μg/L*

* This was considered artefact due to limited solubility in water (< 1mg/L). There was no dose response observed for range of concentrations versus their reproductive effect. Overcoming the physicochemical characteristics of lapatinib to ensure adequate bioavailability was a major hurdle for the chronic aquatic studies. The completion of the Daphnia reproduction study could only be achieved by pre-conditioning of test vessels, daily renewal of test media and addressing the challenges inherent in achieving consistent chemistry with such a hydrophobic compound. In doing this the aim has to be to achieve a balance between the optimal conditions for the maintenance of the test species and the creation of those conditions which will lead to the highest levels of bioavailability of the test compound. For lapatinib, this resulted in a significant degree of stress for the organisms (there was at least a 10% adult mortality in all exposed groups including controls) and, in turn, a lack of dose response was evident. The absence of a clear dose response implies that the effects observed at lower concentrations of lapatinib may reflect the additional stress imposed by the test conditions, a stress which is masked at higher concentrations of drug substance, therefore suggesting that the effects observed were an artefact.

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss):

Acute toxicity

LC50 96 h (lethality) > 26,800 μg/L (OECD 203) (Reference 6)

NOEC ≥ 26,800 μg/L

Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas):

Chronic toxicity

NOEC 28 days (growth) = 1 μg/L (OECD 210) (Reference 7)

Other ecotoxicity data:

Chironomid (Chironomus riparius)

NOEC 26 days (reproduction) = 11,600, μg/kg (OECD 218) (Reference 8)

Microorganisms in activated sludge

EC50 3 hours (Inhibition) = 1,735,000 μg/L (OECD 209) (Reference 3)

Terrestrial toxicity

Manure worm (Eisenia foetida)

LC50 14 days (mortality) > 616,000 μg/kg (OECD 207) (Reference 9)

NOEC = 616,000 μg/kg

Collembola (Folsomia candida)

NOEC 28 days (reproduction) = 333,333 μg/kg (ISO 11267:1999) (Reference 10)

Soil microorganisms

EC50 28days > 1,000,000, μg/kg (OECD 216) (Reference 11)

NOEC = 111,111 μg/kg

Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

NOEC 17 days (emergence) > 1,000,000 μg/kg (OECD208) (Reference 12)

NOEC 17 days (growth) > 333,333 μg/kg

Mung Bean (Phaseolus aureus)

NOEC 14 days (emergence) > 1,000,000 μg/kg (OECD208) (Reference 12)

NOEC 14 days (growth) > 500,000 μg/kg

Cabbage (Brassicia oleracea var)

NOEC 15 days (emergence) > 1,000,000 μg/kg (OECD208) (Reference 12)

NOEC 15 days (growth) > 333,333 μg/kg

PNEC = 1/10 = 0.1 μg/L

PNEC (μg/L) = lowest NOEC/10, where 10 is the assessment factor applied for three long-term NOECs. NOEC for fathead minnow (= 1 ug/L) has been used for this calculation since it is the most sensitive of the three tested species.

Environmental risk classification (PEC/PNEC ratio)

PEC/PNEC = 0.00156 μg/L / 0.1 μg/L = 0.0156, i.e. PEC/PNEC ≤ 0.1 which justifies the phrase "Use of lapatinib has been considered to result in insignificant environmental risk."


Biotic degradation

Ready degradability:

32% degradation in 28 days (OECD 301B) (Reference 13)

Simulation studies:

Water-sediment study:

50% (DT50) degradation for the total systems in 44-88 days (OECD 308) (Reference 14)

One major (> 10%) transformation product identified, GSK342393A

Non-extractable residue = 17-19%

Sediment samples were transferred from the incubation vessels by washing with acetone : 10% ammonia (100 mL, 1:1 v/v) and were then extracted five times with this solvent, each time centrifuging at 3400 rpm (2300g) to separate supernatants and sediment. Radioactivity in the combined extract was determined by LSC. Remaining sediment residues were dried and ground for combustion analysis. Sub-samples (ca 120 g) of the extracts were concentrated to ca 10 mL by rotary vaporation and were reconstituted in acetone (2 x 1 mL) prior to chromatographic analysis.

0,2% degradation in 64 days (OECD 304A) (Reference 16)

Aerobic transformation in soil (OECD 307) (Reference 15)

Degradation rates

DT50 = 70-157 days

DT75 = 140-315 days

DT90 = 233-523 days

Transformation products
Only one major transformant (>10%) was identified from the OECD 308 study, namely GSK342393A. In human radiolabelled studies the metabolite accounts for approximately 14.6% of the dose excreted. The pharmacological activity of GSK342393A is approximately 100-fold less than that of lapatinib when measured against EGFR or ErbB2 dependent cell lines (HN5 and BT474) and potency is lost on cell lines in the panel that are known to be less responsive to lapatinib (HFF, A549, COLO205 & MDA468). Due to lack of pharmacological potency GSK342393A is not considered to represent a risk to the aquatic environment.

Abiotic degradation


No data


No data

Justification of chosen degradation phrase:

Lapatinib is not readily biodegradable nor inherently biodegradable. This substance is predicted to degrade in water sediment systems ≤ 120 days. As all reasonable efforts have been made to extract sediments and the non-extractable residues are thus not considered bioavailable, the phrase “Lapatinib is slowly degraded in the environment” is chosen.


Bioconcentration factor (BCF):

Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

BCF = 132-142 (OECD 305) (Reference 17)

Justification of chosen bioaccumulation phrase:

Since BCF < 500, the substance has low potential for bioaccumulation.

Excretion (metabolism)

Lapatinib undergoes extensive metabolism, primarily by CYP3A4 and CYP3A5, with minor contributions from CYP2C19 and CYP2C8 to a variety of oxidated metabolites, none of which account for more than 14% of the dose recovered in the faeces or 10% of lapatinib concentration in plasma

The primary route of elimination for lapatinib and its metabolites is in faeces, with less than 2% of the does (as lapatinib and metabolites) excreted in urine. Recovery of lapatinib in faeces accounts for a median 27% (range 3 to 67%) of an oral dose. (Reference 2)

PBT/vPvB assessment

Lapatinib does not fulfil the criteria for PBT and/or vBvP.

All three properties, i.e. ‘P’, ‘B’ and ‘T’ are required in order to classify a compound as PBT (Reference 1). Lapatinib does not fulfil the criteria for PBT and/or vBvP based on a BCF < 500.


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