Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.

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This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. It explains how the Agency assessed the medicine to recommend its authorisation in the EU and its conditions of use. It is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.

For practical information about using Pregabalin Zentiva k.s., patients should read the package leaflet or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

What is Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. and what is it used for?

Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is a medicine used to treat adults with the following conditions:

  • neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve damage), including peripheral neuropathic pain, such as the pain experienced by patients with herpes zoster (shingles) or nerve disorders caused by diabetes, and central neuropathic pain, such as the pain experienced by patients who have had a spinal cord injury;
  • epilepsy, where it is used as an ‘add-on’ to existing treatment in patients who have partial seizures (epileptic fits starting in one specific part of the brain) that cannot be controlled with their current treatment;
  • generalised anxiety disorder (long-term anxiety or nervousness about everyday matters).

Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. contains the active substance pregabalin. It is a ‘generic medicine’. This means that Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. contains the same active substance and works in the same way as a ‘reference medicine’ already authorised in the European Union (EU) called Lyrica.

How is Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. used?

Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is available as capsules (25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 225 and 300 mg) and can only be obtained with a prescription. The recommended starting dose is 150 mg per day, divided into two or three doses. After three to seven days, the dose can be increased to 300 mg per day. Doses can be increased up to twice more until the most effective dose is reached. The maximum dose is 600 mg per day. Doctors may choose lower doses in patients with kidney problems. When stopping treatment with Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. the dose should be reduced gradually, over at least a week.

How does Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. work?

The active substance in Pregabalin Zentiva k.s., pregabalin, is similar in structure to the body’s own ‘neurotransmitter’ gamma‚ÄĎamino butyric acid (GABA), but has very different biological effects. Neurotransmitters are substances that nerve cells use to communicate with neighbouring cells. The exact way that pregabalin works is not fully understood, but it is thought to affect the way that calcium enters nerve cells. This reduces the activity of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that are involved in pain, epilepsy and anxiety.

How has Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. been studied?

Studies on the benefits and risks of the active substance in the approved uses have already been carried out with the reference medicine, Lyrica, and do not need to be repeated for Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.

As for every medicine, the company provided studies on the quality of Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. The company also carried out a study that showed that it is ‘bioequivalent’ to the reference medicine. Two medicines are bioequivalent when they produce the same levels of the active substance in the body and are therefore expected to have the same effect.

What are the benefits and risks of Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.?

Because Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is a generic medicine and is bioequivalent to the reference medicine, its benefits and risks are taken as being the same as the reference medicine’s.

Why is Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. approved?

The Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) concluded that, in accordance with EU requirements, Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. has been shown to have comparable quality and to be bioequivalent to Lyrica. Therefore, the CHMP’s view was that, as for Lyrica, the benefit outweighs the identified risk. The Committee recommended that Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. be approved for use in the EU.

What measures are being taken to ensure the safe and effective use of Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.?

Recommendations and precautions to be followed by healthcare professionals and patients for the safe and effective use of Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. have been included in the summary of product characteristics and the package leaflet.

Other information about Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.

The European Commission granted a marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union for Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. on27 February 2017.

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

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This EPAR was last updated on 06/03/2017 .

Authorisation details

Product details

Product details for Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.
NamePregabalin Zentiva k.s.
Agency product numberEMEA/H/C/004277
Active substance

pregabalin

International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name

pregabalin

Therapeutic area EpilepsyAnxiety DisordersNeuralgia
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code N03AX16
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 Pregabalin Zentiva k.s.
Marketing-authorisation holder

Zentiva k.s.

Revision0
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union27/02/2017

Contact address:

Zentiva k.s.
U Kabelovny 130 
Dolni Mecholupy
102 37 Prague 10 
Czech Republic 

Product information

Product information

27/02/2017  Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. -EMEA/H/C/004277 --

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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

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antiepileptics

Therapeutic indication

Neuropathic pain
Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is indicated for the treatment of peripheral and central neuropathic pain in adults.

Epilepsy
Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is indicated as adjunctive therapy in adults with partial seizures with or without secondary generalisation.

Generalised anxiety disorder
Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. is indicated for the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) in adults.

Assessment History

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

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Initial marketing-authorisation documents

Name Language First published Last updated
Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. : EPAR - Public assessment report HR = Hrvatski 2017-03-06  
CHMP summary of positive opinion for Pregabalin Zentiva k.s. HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-16  

Authorised

This medicine is approved for use in the European Union

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