Adempas is a medicine that is used to increase the ability to carry out physical activity in adults with the following forms of pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs):
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH, where the blood vessels of the lungs are blocked or narrowed with blood clots). Adempas is used to treat patients with CTEPH who cannot be operated on, or in whom CTEPH remains or returns after surgery.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, where the walls of the blood vessels of the lungs are thickened and the vessels become narrowed). Adempas can be used on its own or in combination with other medicines for PAH called ‘endothelin receptor antagonists’.
Adempas is used in patients with functional class II to III CTEPH or PAH. The ‘class’ reflects the seriousness of the disease: ‘class II’ involves slight limitation of physical activity while ‘class III’ involves marked limitation of physical activity.
CTEPH and PAH are rare, and Adempas was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases) on 20 December 2007.
Adempas contains the active substance riociguat.
Adempas : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/77.24 KB)
First published: 10/04/2014
Last updated: 29/04/2019
Adempas : EPAR - Risk-management-plan summary (PDF/64.96 KB)
First published: 13/05/2014
Last updated: 13/05/2014
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28/02/2019 Adempas - EMEA/H/C/002737 - II/0028
- Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
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- Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
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Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) Adempas is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with WHO Functional Class (FC) II to III with
- inoperable CTEPH,
- persistent or recurrent CTEPH after surgical treatment,
to improve exercise capacity. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) Adempas, as monotherapy or in combination with endothelin receptor antagonists, is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with WHO Functional Class (FC) II to III to improve exercise capacity. Efficacy has been shown in a PAH population including aetiologies of idiopathic or heritable PAH or PAH associated with connective tissue disease.
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 12-15 September 2016 (corrected)21/09/2016
Adempas not for use in patients with pulmonary hypertension caused by idiopathic interstitial pneumonia24/06/2016
Meeting highlights from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) 20-23 January 201424/01/2014