This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Cholestagel. 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 Cholestagel.
Cholestagel : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/60.07 KB)
First published: 16/04/2009
Last updated: 17/05/2010
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colesevelam (as hydrochloride)
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Genzyme Europe B.V.
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09/11/2020 Cholestagel - EMEA/H/C/000512 - N/0043
- 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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Lipid modifying agents
Cholestagel co-administered with a 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA)-reductase inhibitor (statin) is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet to provide an additive reduction in low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia who are not adequately controlled with a statin alone.
Cholestagel as monotherapy is indicated as adjunctive therapy to diet for reduction of elevated total cholesterol and LDL-C in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia, in whom a statin is considered inappropriate or is not well tolerated.
Cholestagel can also be used in combination with ezetimibe, with or without a statin, in adult patients with primary hypercholesterolaemia, including patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia (see section 5.1).