EMA rekommenderar utökad
indikation för Forxiga

Europeiska läkemedelsmyndighetens, EMA:s, vetenskapliga kommitté CHMP rekommenderadevid sitt möte i förra veckan, enligt ett pressmeddelande från EMA den 1 februari.Av dessa var Astrazenecas orala diabetesbehandling Forxiga (dapagliflozin) har fått en ny indikation rekommenderad.

Forxiga är det första orala läkemedlet som rekommenderas för godkännande i Europa som en tilläggsbehandling för vuxna med typ 1-diabetes i samband med sitt möte den 28–31 



"31 January 2019
Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)

Summary of opinion1 (post authorisation)


On 31 January 2019, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Edistride. The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is AstraZeneca AB.

The CHMP adopted a new indication as follows:2
“Edistride is indicated in adults for the treatment of insufficiently controlled

  • type 2 diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycaemic control,
    • −  as monotherapy when metformin is considered inappropriate due to intolerance.
    • −  in addition to other medicinal products for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • type 1 diabetes mellitus as an adjunct to insulin in patients with BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2, when with other medicinal products see sections 4.4, 4.5 and 5.1.” 1 Summaries of positive opinion are published without prejudice to the Commission decision, which will normally be issued 67 days from adoption of the opinion
  • Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the updated summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the revised European Public Assessment Report (EPAR), and will be available in all official European Union languages after a decision on this change to the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.
  • insulin alone does not provide adequate glycaemic control despite optimal insulin therapy. For clinical study results with respect to populations studied, effects on glycaemic control and combinations"


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