This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Caelyx. 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 Caelyx.
Caelyx : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/70.58 KB)
First published: 10/03/2008
Last updated: 17/11/2010
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Janssen-Cilag International N.V.
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23/09/2019 Caelyx - EMEA/H/C/000089 - PSUSA/00001172/201811
- 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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Caelyx is indicated:
- as monotherapy for patients with metastatic breast cancer, where there is an increased cardiac risk;
- for treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in women who have failed a first-line platinum-based chemotherapy regimen;
- in combination with bortezomib for the treatment of progressive multiple myeloma in patients who have received at least one prior therapy and who have already undergone or are unsuitable for bone marrow transplant;
- for treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) in patients with low CD4 counts (<200 CD4 lymphocytes/mm3) and extensive mucocutaneous or visceral disease. Caelyx may be used as first-line systemic chemotherapy, or as second line chemotherapy in AIDS-KS patients with disease that has progressed with, or in patients intolerant to, prior combination systemic chemotherapy comprising at least two of the following agents: a vinca alkaloid, bleomycin and standarddoxorubicin (or other anthracycline).
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