Puri-Nethol

Informazioni principali

  • Nome commerciale:
  • Puri-Nethol Tabletten
  • Forma farmaceutica:
  • Tabletten
  • Composizione:
  • mercaptopurinum 50 mg, excipiens pro compresso.
  • Utilizzare per:
  • Esseri umani
  • Tipo di medicina:
  • Farmaco biologico

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Localizzazione

  • Disponibile in:
  • Puri-Nethol Tabletten
    Svizzera
  • Lingua:
  • italiano

Informazioni terapeutiche

  • Gruppo terapeutico:
  • Synthetika
  • Area terapeutica:
  • Zytostatikum

Altre informazioni

Status

  • Fonte:
  • Swissmedic - Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products
  • Numero dell'autorizzazione:
  • 21713
  • Data dell'autorizzazione:
  • 24-06-1955
  • Ultimo aggiornamento:
  • 19-10-2018

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Patienteninformation

Informazione destinata ai pazienti

Legga attentamente il foglietto illustrativo prima di far uso del medicamento.

Questo medicamento le è stato prescritto personalmente e quindi non deve essere consegnato ad altre

persone, anche se i sintomi sono gli stessi. Il medicamento potrebbe nuocere alla loro salute.

Conservi questo foglietto illustrativo per poterlo rileggere all’occorrenza.

Puri-Nethol®

Che cos’è Puri-Nethol e quando si usa?

Puri-Nethol contiene il principio attivo 6-mercaptopurina, che agisce sul metabolismo delle cellule

tumorali frenandone così la crescita. Il preparato si usa su prescrizione medica in diverse forme di

leucemia come leucemia linfatica e mieloide acuta o leucemia mieloide cronica.

Quando non si può usare Puri-Nethol?

In caso di ipersensibilità nota o presunta alla 6-mercaptopurina o ad un altro componente del

preparato, non si può assumere Puri-Nethol.

Quando è richiesta prudenza nella somministrazione di Puri-Nethol?

Puri-Nethol viene generalmente prescritto al paziente da uno specialista di tumori, le cui istruzioni

devono essere seguite rigorosamente. Lo specialista controllerà regolarmente sangue, urina e

funzione epatica.

Puri-Nethol ha una forte azione inibitoria sul midollo osseo e provoca la diminuzione delle piastrine,

dei globuli bianchi e in minor misura dei globuli rossi. Di conseguenza cresce il rischio di infezioni e

di complicazioni emorragiche.

È opportuno che il paziente consulti immediatamente il medico curante se si verificano emorragie, se

sul suo corpo si formano macchie ecchimotiche o se compaiono febbre od altri sintomi d’infezione.

Il medico la sottoporrà a severi controlli seriati se è presente un deficit genetico dell’enzima tiopurina

metiltransferasi o dell’enzima ipoxantina guanina fosforibosiltransferasi (cosiddetta sindrome di

Lesh-Nyahn).

Puri-Nethol può provocare un danno epatico. Se compaiono sintomi di epatopatie quali ittero

(colorazione giallastra della pelle e degli occhi), urina scura, feci chiare, stanchezza e inappetenza, è

opportuno interrompere subito la cura e consultare il medico.

Informi il suo medico nel caso in cui soffre di disfunzione renale o epatico per posso adattare

adeguatamente il dosaggio di Puri-Nethol.

A causa della sua azione soppressiva sul sistema immunitario, Puri-Nethol può annullare l’efficacia

di vaccinazioni o favorire la comparsa di infezioni dopo vaccinazioni con microrganismi viventi.

Durante la terapia con Puri-Nethol, si devono pertanto evitare immunizzazioni con vaccini viventi.

Se segue una terapia con immunosoppressori (medicamenti con effetto inibitorio sul sistema

immunitario), l'assunzione di Puri-Nethol potrebbe aumentare il rischio di contrarre le seguenti

malattie:

Tumori, incluso il cancro della pelle. Quando assume Puri-Nethol eviti quindi un'eccessiva

esposizione alla luce del sole, indossi indumenti protettivi e utilizzi una crema solare protettiva con

un fattore di protezione solare elevato.

Malattie linfoproliferative: si tratta di specifiche forme di cancro che possono portare alla morte. In

pratica, consistono in un aumento del numero di linfociti e di plasmacellule del midollo osseo, il che

determina un ingrossamento di tutti i linfonodi del corpo.

Per la diagnosi occorre eseguire un esame del sangue.

L'assunzione di Puri-Nethol può aumentare i seguenti rischi:

Insorgenza di una malattia grave denominata "sindrome da attivazione macrofagica" (eccessiva

attivazione di globuli bianchi associata a infiammazioni), che in genere si manifesta in persone

affette da determinate forme di artrite. La sindrome da attivazione macrofagica causa febbre acuta. Si

possono manifestare anche convulsioni, agitazione e offuscamento della coscienza, nonché ittero

(colorazione giallastra della pelle e delle mucose), edemi e sanguinamenti.

Interazioni con altri medicamenti

Puri-Nethol non deve assumere contemporaneamente con ribavirin, un medicamento per il

trattamento dell’ epatite C.

Se si assume l’allopurinolo per ridurre il tasso di acido urico nel sangue, il medico diminuirà

fortemente la dose di Puri-Nethol, perché l’allopurinolo ostacola la degradazione di Puri-Nethol.

Questo farmaco può ridurre l’efficacia degli emodiluenti.

Bisogna usare grande prudenza nell’assumere contemporaneamente a Puri-Nethol certi medicamenti

contro le enteriti o coliti croniche (mesalazina, olsalazina, sulfasalazina)perché essi riducono

degradazione di Puri-Nethol. Questa misura prudenziale è necessaria soprattutto nel caso in cui il

paziente soffra di deficit di un determinato enzima, la tiopurina metiltransferasi.

È necessario usare molta prudenza anche nella combinazione di Puri-Nethol con metotrexato, un

altro farmaco antitumorale.

Alcuni antidolorifici (salicilati), antibiotici (sulfonamidi) e tranquillanti (per es. benzodiazepine)

vanno assunti solo con estrema cautela in concomitanza con Puri-Nethol poiché sono stati osservati

danni al midollo osseo.

Questo medicamento può ridurre la capacità di reazione, la capacità di condurre un veicolo e la

capacità di utilizzare attrezzi o macchine!

Informi il suo medico o il suo farmacista nel caso in cui soffra di altre malattie, soffra di allergie o

assuma altri medicamenti (anche se acquistati di sua iniziativa!).

Si può somministrare Puri-Nethol durante la gravidanza o l’allattamento?

Se è stata prescritta una terapia con Puri-Nethol a lei o al suo partner, è opportuno evitare gravidanze

e adottare misure anticoncezionali durante il trattamento e i 6 mesi successivi.

Gli uomini non dovrebbero procreare durante il trattamento e i 6 mesi successivi.

Le madri che seguono una terapia a base di Puri-Nethol non dovrebbero allattare.

Come usare Puri-Nethol?

La dose viene adattata alle necessità, all’età ed alla funzione renale di ciascun paziente e deve essere

assunta seguendo rigorosamente le prescrizioni. Il medico stabilirà anche la durata della cura con

Puri-Nethol. Il medicamento deve essere assunto al meno 1 ora prima oppure 3 ore dopo di un pasto

oppure dopo avere bevuto latte, con abbondante liquido, generalmente una volta al giorno.

Le compresse non devono essere né spezzate né frantumate. Quando si maneggiano le compresse, è

consigliabile adoperare guanti “usa e getta” o lavare le mani immediatamente dopo aver toccato le

compresse. Badare che eventuali particelle di compressa non vengano inspirate (p.es. se una

compressa è danneggiata) né entrino a contatto con la pelle o le mucose (degli occhi!). Se nonostante

le precauzioni adottate, le particelle vengono a contatto con la pelle, si deve lavare la zona

contaminata con acqua e sapone. In caso di contatto con gli occhi, sciacquarli accuratamente con

acqua.

Non modifichi di propria iniziativa la posologia prescritta. Se ritiene che l’azione del medicamento

sia troppo debole o troppo forte ne parli al suo medico o al suo farmacista.

Quali effetti collaterali può avere Puri-Nethol?

Quando si assume Puri-Nethol possono insorgere i seguenti effetti collaterali:

L’effetto collaterale più frequente è quello di ostacolare la nuova formazione di cellule ematiche nel

midollo osseo, cosa che può provocare emorragie o macchie ecchimotiche, o anche accrescere la

predisposizione ad infezioni (p.es. polmonite o infezioni con vescicole varicellose/insorgenza di

herpes zoster, in parte a decorso grave). Spesso si verificano anche danni epatici, che possono

manifestarsi, tra l’altro, con una colorazione giallastra della pelle. Se compaiono questi effetti

collaterali bisogna informarne subito il medico curante (ved. “Quando è richiesta prudenza nella

somministrazione di Puri-Nethol?)”. Spesso possono verificarsi anche nausea, vomito e pancreatite;

occasionalmente inappetenza. Raramente o molto raramente si presentano i seguenti effetti

collaterali: diverse forme di cancro, inclusi leucemia, linfoma e cancro della pelle, sindrome da

attivazione macrofagica (eccessiva attivazione di globuli bianchi associata a infiammazioni), ulcere

in bocca e nel tratto gastrointestinale, febbre, dolori articolari, eruzione cutanea, caduta dei capelli e

diminuzione transitoria della produzione di spermatozoi.

Se osserva effetti collaterali qui non descritti dovrebbe informare il suo medico o il suo farmacista.

Di che altro occorre tener conto?

Puri-Nethol va conservato a temperatura ambiente (15-25 °C), al riparo dalla luce e dall’umidità.

Il medicamento va custodito fuori della portata dei bambini e non deve essere utilizzato oltre la data

indicata con «EXP» sulla confezione.

Riportare le compresse non usate o danneggiate al medico o al farmacista, affinché le eliminino in

modo corretto.

Il medico o il farmacista, che sono in possesso di documentazione professionale, possono darle

ulteriori informazioni.

Cosa contiene Puri-Nethol?

1 compressa di Puri-Nethol contiene 50 mg di mercaptopurina ed inoltre lattosio quale sostanza

ausiliaria.

Numero dell’omologazione

21’713 (Swissmedic).

Dov’è ottenibile Puri-Nethol? Quali confezioni sono disponibili?

Puri-Nethol è ottenibile in farmacia dietro presentazione della prescrizione medica non rinnovabile.

Una confezione di Puri-Nethol contiene 25 compresse.

Titolare dell’omologazione

Aspen Pharma Schweiz GmbH, Baar.

Questo foglietto illustrativo è stato controllato l’ultima volta nel giugno 2017 dall’autorità

competente in materia di medicamenti (Swissmedic).

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1-1-2019

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Losartan Potassium Tablets, USP

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27-11-2018

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21-11-2018

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-11-2018

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Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-10-2018

Sciegen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Irbesartan Tablets, USP  75 Mg, 150 Mg, and 300 Mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

29-10-2018

Aurobindo Pharma Limited Issues Voluntary Recall of Irbesartan Drug Substance due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (NNitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

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FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into valsartan products; and reports on the finding of an additional impurity identified in one firm’s already recalled products

FDA provides update on its ongoing investigation into valsartan products; and reports on the finding of an additional impurity identified in one firm’s already recalled products

FDA update on the ongoing investigation into valsartan impurities, recalls and current findings.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-9-2018

Health Canada advises of a second impurity linked to recalled valsartan drugs

Health Canada advises of a second impurity linked to recalled valsartan drugs

OTTAWA - Health Canada is advising Canadians that a second impurity, called N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) has been found in valsartan manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China.

Health Canada

10-9-2018

Health Canada updates Canadians on estimates of health risks for recalled valsartan drugs containing NDMA

Health Canada updates Canadians on estimates of health risks for recalled valsartan drugs containing NDMA

OTTAWA –Health Canada is sharing the results of its review of potential long-term health effects involving valsartan drugs that were found to contain the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Health Canada scientists have assessed the available data to determine the potential increased risk of developing cancer, to help put the risk into context for Canadians.

Health Canada

22-8-2018

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to evaluate increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with the gout medicine febuxostat (Uloric)

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA to evaluate increased risk of heart-related death and death from all causes with the gout medicine febuxostat (Uloric)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of heart-related death with febuxostat (Uloric) compared to another gout medicine called allopurinol. We required the Uloric drug manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, to conduct this safety study when we approved the medicine in 2009. Once we receive the final results from the manufacturer, we will conduct a comprehensive review and will update the public with any new inf...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-8-2018

UPDATED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets

UPDATED: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling ALL LOTS within expiry of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ, Valsartan/Amlodipine and Valsartan tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industr...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-8-2018

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan / Amlodipine / HCTZ Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan / Amlodipine / HCTZ Tablets

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling 14 lots of Valsartan/Amlodipine/HCTZ tablets to the consumer level due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. The impurity detected in the API is N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, and has been classified as a probabl...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-8-2018

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg Due to The Detection of Trace Amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity, Found in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)

As a precautionary measure, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Valsartan Tablets, USP, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg and 320mg to the hospital, retail and consumer level. This recall of multiple batches of Valsartan Tablets was prompted due to the detection of trace amounts of N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a possible process impurity or contaminant in an active pharmaceutical ingredient, manufactured by Hetero Labs Limited, Unit – I (API manufacturer).

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

19-7-2018

Valsartan-Containing Products: Update Health Professional and Consumer on Recent Recalled Products

Valsartan-Containing Products: Update Health Professional and Consumer on Recent Recalled Products

The investigation into valsartan-containing products is ongoing and there are currently three voluntary recalls related to the NDMA impurity detected in the valsartan

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-7-2018

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA today confirmed a voluntary recall to the consumer / user level of 29 lots of single and 51 lots of combination valsartan medicines distributed under the Actavis label in the U.S. due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. The impurity detected in the API is N- nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking wat...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-7-2018

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg, and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. -- that is used in the manufacture of the subject product ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

13-7-2018

FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity

FDA announces voluntary recall of several medicines containing valsartan following detection of an impurity

FDA is alerting the public about a voluntary recall of several drug products containing valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

9-7-2018

Several drugs containing valsartan being recalled due to contamination with a potential carcinogen

Several drugs containing valsartan being recalled due to contamination with a potential carcinogen

Several drugs containing the ingredient valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. An impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), was found in the valsartan used in these products. The valsartan was supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals. NDMA is a potential human carcinogen, which means that it could cause cancer with long-term exposure. Five companies have affected products, which are being recalled (identified in table below).

Health Canada

5-7-2018

Recall of valsartan blood pressure medicine

Recall of valsartan blood pressure medicine

Impurities that could potentially be harmful to health have been found in variants of medicines containing the active substance valsartan. The medicine is used to treat hypertension and heart failure. Patients treated with these medicines are therefore advised to contact their doctor as soon as possible to be switched to another type of medicine.

Danish Medicines Agency

21-5-2018

Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir by MBI Distributing: Recall - Due to a Lack of Adequate Controls

Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir by MBI Distributing: Recall - Due to a Lack of Adequate Controls

Manufacturing products without proper process controls increases the probability that products will vary in strength, quality and purity

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-3-2018

Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator

Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator

New suspension - Medtronic Puritan Bennett 980 Series Ventilator

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

9-1-2019


Guideline on assessment and control of DNA reactive (mutagenic) impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Guideline on assessment and control of DNA reactive (mutagenic) impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Guideline on assessment and control of DNA reactive (mutagenic) impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

18-12-2018


Orphan designation: Mercaptopurine (oral suspension), Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, 30/04/2009, Positive

Orphan designation: Mercaptopurine (oral suspension), Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, 30/04/2009, Positive

Orphan designation: Mercaptopurine (oral suspension), Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, 30/04/2009, Positive

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

17-12-2018


Risk management requirements for elemental impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Risk management requirements for elemental impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Risk management requirements for elemental impurities in veterinary medicinal products

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

10-12-2018

EU/3/09/628 (Nova Laboratories Ireland Limited)

EU/3/09/628 (Nova Laboratories Ireland Limited)

EU/3/09/628 (Active substance: Mercaptopurine (oral suspension)) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)8629 of Mon, 10 Dec 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/0000002301

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

27-11-2018


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Purified inactivated rabies virus (WISTAR PM/WI 38-1503-3M strain), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0219/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Purified inactivated rabies virus (WISTAR PM/WI 38-1503-3M strain), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0219/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Purified inactivated rabies virus (WISTAR PM/WI 38-1503-3M strain), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0219/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

26-11-2018


Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Withdrawn application: HopGuard Gold, purified semi-solid extract from Humulus lupulus L. containing approximately 48% of beta acids as potassium salts, Date of withdrawal: 12/04/2018, Initial authorisation

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

27-8-2018

Duzallo (GrUnenthal GmbH)

Duzallo (GrUnenthal GmbH)

Duzallo (Active substance: allopurinol / lesinurad) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)5696 of Mon, 27 Aug 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4412

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

19-6-2018

Aftovaxpur Doe (Merial)

Aftovaxpur Doe (Merial)

Aftovaxpur Doe (Active substance: purified, inactivated foot-and-mouth disease virus strains O1 Manisa, O1 BFS, O Taiwan 3/97, A22 Iraq, A24 Cruzeiro, A Turkey 14/98, Asia 1 Shamir, SAT2 Saudi Arabia) - Centralised - Renewal - Commission Decision (2018)3891 of Tue, 19 Jun 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/V/C/2292/R/8

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

18-5-2018

EU/3/15/1562 (IQVIA RDS Ireland Limited)

EU/3/15/1562 (IQVIA RDS Ireland Limited)

EU/3/15/1562 (Active substance: A highly purified formulation of Staphylococcus aureus protein A) - Transfer of orphan designation - Commission Decision (2018)3144 of Fri, 18 May 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMA/OD/111/15/T/01

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety