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On 23 March 2017, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Ivabradine Accord, intended for the treatment of chronic heart failure and symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris. The applicant for this medicinal product is Accord Healthcare Ltd.
Ivabradine Accord will be available as 5 mg and 7.5 mg film-coated tablets. The active substance of Ivabradine Accord is ivabradine, a heart rate lowering agent (ATC code: C01EB17) that acts by selective and specific inhibition of the cardiac pacemaker If current that controls the spontaneous diastolic depolarisation in the sinus node and regulates heart rate.
Ivabradine Accord is a generic of Procoralan, which has been authorised in the EU since 25 October 2005. Studies have demonstrated the satisfactory quality of Ivabradine Accord, and its bioequivalence to the reference product Procoralan.
The full indication is:
"Symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris
Ivabradine is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris in coronary artery disease adults with normal sinus rhythm and heart rate ≥ 70 bpm. Ivabradine is indicated:
- in adults unable to tolerate or with a contraindication to the use of beta‑blockers
- or in combination with beta‑blockers in patients inadequately controlled with an optimal beta‑blocker dose.
Treatment of chronic heart failure
Ivabradine is indicated in chronic heart failure NYHA II to IV class with systolic dysfunction, in patients in sinus rhythm and whose heart rate is ≥ 75 bpm, in combination with standard therapy including beta‑blocker therapy or when beta‑blocker therapy is contraindicated or not tolerated".
Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the European public assessment report (EPAR) and made available in all official European Union languages after the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.
|Name||Language||First published||Last updated|
|CHMP summary of positive opinion for Ivabradine Accord||(English only)||2017-03-24|
|INN or common name|
|Therapeutic area||Heart FailureAngina Pectoris|
|Date opinion adopted||23/03/2017|
Accord Healthcare Ltd
|Application type||Initial authorisation|
More information on Ivabradine Accord
- Questions and answers on generic medicines (2012-12-07)