adefovir dipivoxil

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Hepsera. 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 Hepsera.

This EPAR was last updated on 08/08/2019

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
adefovir dipivoxil
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
adefovir dipivoxil
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Hepatitis B, Chronic
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Gilead Sciences Ireland UC
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address

IDA Business & Technology Park
County Cork
T45 DP77

Product information

25/07/2019 Hepsera - EMEA/H/C/000485 - PSUSA/00000060/201809


  • 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

Nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors

Therapeutic indication

Hepsera is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with:

  • compensated liver disease with evidence of active viral replication, persistently elevated serum-alanine-aminotransferase (ALT) levels and histological evidence of active liver inflammation and fibrosis. Initiation of Hepsera treatment should only be considered when the use of an alternative antiviral agent with a higher genetic barrier to resistance is not available or appropriate (see section 5.1);
  • decompensated liver disease in combination with a second agent without cross-resistance to Hepsera.

Assessment history

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