Medicinal products containing lactose of bovine origin for IV/IM use in acute allergic reactions

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Summary

 

CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins

Current formulations containing lactose will be replaced with lactose-free formulations

The CMDh1 has endorsed the recommendation of EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose (milk sugar), which potentially contain traces of cow’s milk proteins, must not be used in patients with a known or suspected allergy to the proteins in cow’s milk.

CMDh further confirmed that patients being treated with methylprednisolone for an allergic reaction should have their treatment stopped if their symptoms worsen or they develop new symptoms. Methylprednisolone injections are used to treat the symptoms of severe allergic reactions and other inflammatory conditions. The review of these medicines was triggered following reports of serious allergic reactions such as bronchospasm (excessive contraction of the airway muscles causing
breathing difficulty) and anaphylaxis (sudden severe allergic reaction) with these medicines in patients allergic to cow’s milk proteins. The review found that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose derived from cow’s milk may also contain traces of cow’s milk proteins which can trigger allergic reactions. This is of particular concern in patients already being treated for an allergic reaction as they are more prone to developing new allergic reactions. In this case it may be difficult to determine whether the patient’s symptoms are due to a new allergic reaction caused by methylprednisolone products containing lactose or due to a worsening of the original condition. This may lead to additional doses being given which will further worsen the patient’s condition. 

CMDh agreed with the PRAC’s conclusion that there is no level of cow’s milk proteins that can be considered safe for these medicines when used to treat severe allergic reactions. Considering that methylprednisolone is used for the treatment of severe allergic reactions in an emergency setting where details of the patients’ allergies may not always be known, the CMDh confirmed that the most effective way of minimising any risks is to remove cow’s milk proteins from the preparation.

Companies have been asked to provide data allowing the replacement of formulations containing lactose from cow’s milk; this data should be provided by the middle of 2019.

In the meantime, the product information will be revised to reflect that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins. In addition, the vial and packaging of these medicines will be clearly marked with a warning against use in patients with cow’s milk allergy.


1The Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures – Human (CMDh) is a medicines regulatory body representing the European Union (EU) Member States, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Information for patients
  • If you are allergic or suspected to be allergic to the proteins in cow’s milk, you must not receive methylprednisolone injections containing lactose. This is because these products could contain traces of cow’s milk proteins, which can cause serious allergic reactions in patients allergic to cow’s milk.
  • If you are being treated for an allergic reaction with these products and your symptoms worsen, your doctor will stop your treatment.
  • If you are allergic to cow’s milk proteins and you require methylprednisolone, your doctor will use a methylprednisolone medicine that does not contain lactose or use an alternative medicine.
  • Allergy to cow’s milk proteins affects a small percentage of the population (up to 3 people in 100) and is different from lactose intolerance where the body cannot easily digest lactose.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or suspect you have an allergy to cow’s milk proteins.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
Information for healthcare professionals

Methylprednisolone injections containing lactose of bovine origin are now contraindicated in patients known or suspected to be allergic to cow’s milk proteins.

  • Lactose of bovine origin is used as an excipient in some injectable methylprednisolone-containing products. These products may also contain trace amounts of milk proteins, which can trigger an allergic reaction in patients allergic to cow’s milk proteins.
  • Serious allergic reactions, including bronchospasm and anaphylaxis, were reported in patients allergic to cow’s milk proteins who were treated for acute allergic conditions with these medicines.
  • Patients being treated for an allergic reaction with these products should have their treatment stopped if their symptoms worsen or they develop new symptoms as these could be signs of an allergic reaction to cow’s milk proteins.
  • Allergy to cow’s milk proteins affects a small percentage of the population (up to 3 people in 100) and should not be confused with lactose intolerance which is a separate condition.
  • For patients allergic to cow’s milk protein who require methylprednisolone, consider preparations that do not contain lactose or use alternative treatments.
  • Companies have been asked to take steps by 2019 to replace current formulations containing lactose with lactose-free formulations.

The above recommendations are based on analyses of spontaneous reports of suspected adverse effects and a review of published literature. Most cases of allergic reactions occurred in patients under 12 years of age. In some of the reported cases the adverse reaction was misinterpreted as a lack of therapeutic effect, leading to re-administration of methylprednisolone and subsequent worsening of the patient’s clinical condition. It is considered that allergic conditions, such as asthma exacerbation, may increase susceptibility to allergic reactions to cow’s milk proteins in methylprednisolone products containing lactose of bovine origin.

More about the medicine

The review covered certain injectable medicines which contain the corticosteroid methylprednisolone and are used to treat the symptoms of severe allergic reactions and other inflammatory conditions. Specifically, the review covered the strengths of injections that contain lactose (milk sugar) derived from cows’ milk and hence can contain traces of cows’ milk proteins. Methylprednisolone-containing medicines have been authorised by national procedures for use by injection into a vein or muscle and have been available for many years in the EU under a variety of brand names including Solu-Medrol.

Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory medicines used to control the immune system (the body’s natural defences) when it is overactive, as in allergic conditions.

More about the procedure

The review of injectable medicines for acute allergic reaction that contain lactose from cows’ milk was initiated on 1 December 2016 at the request of Croatia, under Article 31 of Directive 2001/83/EC.

The review was first carried out by the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC), the Committee responsible for the evaluation of safety issues for human medicines, which made a set of recommendations. The PRAC recommendations were sent to Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh), which adopted a position. The CMDh is a body representing EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. It is responsible for ensuring harmonised safety standards for medicines authorised via national procedures across the EU.

On 31 July 2017 the CMDh adopted its position by consensus, so the measures recommended by the PRAC will be directly implemented by the Member States where the medicines are authorised, according to an agreed timetable.

Name Language First published Last updated
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins BG = bălgarski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins ES = español 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins CS = čeština 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins DA = dansk 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins DE = Deutsch 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins ET = eesti keel 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins EL = elliniká 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins EN = English 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins FR = français 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins IT = italiano 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins LV = latviešu valoda 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins LT = lietuvių kalba 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HU = magyar 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins MT = Malti 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins NL = Nederlands 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins PL = polski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins PT = português 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins RO = română 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins SK = slovenčina 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins SL = slovenščina 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins FI = suomi 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins SV = svenska 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04

Key facts

About this medicine

Approved nameMedicinal products containing lactose of bovine origin for IV/IM use in acute allergic reactions
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name

methylprednisolone

Associated names
Class

About this procedure

Current statusPosition provided by CMDh
Reference numberEMEA/H/A-31/1449
TypeArticle 31 referrals

This type of referral is triggered when the interest of the Community is involved, following concerns relating to the quality, safety or efficacy of a medicine or a class of medicines.

Decision making modelPRAC-CMDh
Authorisation modelNationally authorised product(s)

Key dates and outcomes

Procedure start date01/12/2016
PRAC recommendation date06/07/2017
CHMP opinion/CMDh position date31/07/2017
OutcomeVariation

All documents

Procedure started

Name Language First published Last updated
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - PRAC list of questions HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-02  
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - Review started HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-02  
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - Timetable for the procedure HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-02 2017-06-13
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - Notification HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-02  

Recommendation provided by Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee

Name Language First published Last updated
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - PRAC recommends that injectable methylprednisolone products containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-07-07  

Position provided by CMDh

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Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - Annex III HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
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Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - PRAC assessment report HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-08  
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - Annex I HR = Hrvatski 2016-12-06 2017-09-04
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Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04
Lactose of bovine origin Article-31 referral - CMDh confirms that methylprednisolone injections containing lactose must not be given to patients allergic to cow's milk proteins HR = Hrvatski 2017-08-01 2017-09-04

Document description:

  • Annex I - List of the medicines affected by the referral
  • Annex II - Scientific conclusions of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) or Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures - Human (CMDh)
  • Annex III - Changes to the summary of product characteristics, labelling or package leaflet - available when the CHMP or CMDh recommends changes to the product information. Also includes conditions for lifting of suspensions, if applicable
  • Annex IV - Conditions of the marketing authorisation - available when the CHMP or CMDh recommends other measures to be taken for the marketing authorisation such as safety measures or additional studies
  • Notification - A letter from a Member State, the European Commission or a marketing-authorisation holder requesting the initiation of a referral procedure
  • Rationale for triggering - Background provided by the party triggering the referral explaining the issues leading to the initiation of the procedure
  • PRAC list of questions - Questions agreed by the PRAC requesting further information to evaluate the issues identified
  • PRAC timetable - Timeframe agreed by the PRAC to receive information, assess the issues and adopt a recommendation
  • PRAC / CHMP / CMDh assessment report - The assessment and conclusions of the PRAC and CHMP or CMDh on the issues investigated

Current status:
Position provided by CMDh