Sildenafil ratiopharm

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This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for sildenafil. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of use for sildenafil.

What is Sildenafil ratiopharm?

Sildenafil ratiopharm is a medicine that contains the active substance sildenafil. It is available as tablets (25, 50 and 100 mg).

Sildenafil ratiopharm is a ‘generic medicine’. This means that Sildenafil ratiopharm is similar to a ‘reference medicine’ already authorised in the European Union (EU) called Viagra.

What is Sildenafil ratiopharm used for?

Sildenafil ratiopharm is used to treat adult men with erectile dysfunction (sometimes called impotence), when they cannot get or keep a sufficiently hard penis (erection) for satisfactory sexual activity. For Sildenafil ratiopharm to be effective, sexual stimulation is required.

The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.

How is Sildenafil ratiopharm used?

The recommended dose of Sildenafil ratiopharm is 50 mg taken as needed about one hour before sexual activity. If Sildenafil ratiopharm is taken with food, the onset of activity may be delayed compared with taking Sildenafil ratiopharm without food. The dose may be increased to a maximum of 100 mg or decreased to 25 mg depending on the effectiveness and side effects. Patients with reduced liver function or severely reduced kidney function should start treatment with the 25-mg dose. The maximum recommended dosing frequency is one tablet per day.

How does Sildenafil ratiopharm work?

The active ingredient in Sildenafil ratiopharm, sildenafil, belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase-type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors. It works by blocking the phosphodiesterase enzyme, which normally breaks down a substance known as cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). During normal sexual stimulation, cGMP is produced in the penis, where it causes the muscle in the spongy tissue of the penis (the corpora cavernosa) to relax. This allows blood to flow into the corpora, producing the erection. By blocking the breakdown of cGMP, Sildenafil ratiopharm restores erectile function. Sexual stimulation is still needed to produce an erection.

How has Sildenafil ratiopharm been studied?

Because Sildenafil ratiopharm is a generic medicine, studies in patients have been limited to tests to determine that it is bioequivalent to the reference medicine, Viagra. Two medicines are bioequivalent when they produce the same levels of the active substance in the body.

What are the benefit and risk of Sildenafil ratiopharm?

Because Sildenafil ratiopharm is a generic medicine and is bioequivalent to the reference medicine, its benefit and risk are taken as being the same as those of the reference medicine.

Why has Sildenafil ratiopharm been approved?

The CHMP concluded that, in accordance with EU requirements, Sildenafil ratiopharm has been shown to have comparable quality and to be bioequivalent to Viagra. Therefore, the CHMP’s view was that, as for Viagra, the benefit outweighs the identified risk. The Committee recommended that Sildenafil ratiopharm be given marketing authorisation.

Other information about Sildenafil ratiopharm

The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union for Sildenafil ratiopharm on 23 December 2009.

For more information about treatment with sildenafil, read the package leaflet (also part of the EPAR) or contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Name Language First published Last updated
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public BG = bălgarski 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public ES = español 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public CS = čeština 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public DA = dansk 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public DE = Deutsch 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public ET = eesti keel 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public EL = elliniká 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public EN = English 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public FR = français 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public IT = italiano 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public LV = latviešu valoda 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public LT = lietuvių kalba 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public HU = magyar 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public MT = Malti 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public NL = Nederlands 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public PL = polski 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public PT = português 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public RO = română 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public SK = slovenčina 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public SL = slovenščina 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public FI = suomi 2010-01-26 2013-07-23
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Summary for the public SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2013-07-23

This EPAR was last updated on 25/02/2016 .

Authorisation details

Product details

Product details for Sildenafil ratiopharm
NameSildenafil ratiopharm
Agency product numberEMEA/H/C/001080
Active substance

sildenafil

International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name

sildenafil

Therapeutic area Erectile Dysfunction
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code G04BE03
Generic

A generic medicine is a medicine which is similar to a medicine that has already been authorised (the 'reference medicine'). A generic medicine contains the same quantity of active substance(s) as the reference medicine. Generic and reference medicines are used at the same dose to treat the same disease, and they are equally safe and effective.

Publication details

Publication details for Sildenafil ratiopharm
Marketing-authorisation holder

Ratiopharm GmbH

Revision14
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union23/12/2009

Contact address:

Ratiopharm GmbH
Graf-Arco-Str. 3
D-89079 Ulm
Germany

Product information

Product information

25/01/2016  Sildenafil ratiopharm -EMEA/H/C/001080 -IB/0037

Name Language First published Last updated
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Product Information SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2016-02-25

Contents

  • Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
  • Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
  • Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
  • Annex IIIA - Labelling
  • Annex IIIB - Package leaflet

Please note that the size of the above document can exceed 50 pages.

You are therefore advised to be selective about which sections or pages you wish to print.


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Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - All Authorised presentations SV = svenska 2010-01-26 2014-08-13

Pharmacotherapeutic group

Urologicals

Therapeutic indication

Treatment of men with erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. In order for sildenafil to be effective, sexual stimulation is required.

Assessment History

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

Name Language First published Last updated
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Procedural steps taken and scientific information after authorisation SV = svenska 2010-04-06 2016-02-25

Initial marketing-authorisation documents

Name Language First published Last updated
Sildenafil ratiopharm : EPAR - Public assessment report SV = svenska 2010-01-26  

Authorised

This medicine is approved for use in the European Union

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