Increlex

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mecasermin

Authorised
This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.

Overview

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

This EPAR was last updated on 11/01/2022

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Increlex
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/000704
Active substance
Mecasermin
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
mecasermin
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Laron Syndrome
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
H01AC03
Additional monitoringAdditional monitoring

This medicine is under additional monitoring, meaning that it is monitored even more intensively than other medicines. For more information, see Medicines under additional monitoring.

Exceptional circumstancesExceptional circumstances

This medicine was authorised under exceptional circumstances, because the applicant was unable to provide comprehensive data on the efficacy and safety of the medicine under normal conditions of use. This can happen because the condition to be treated is rare or because collection of full information is not possible or is unethical. For more information, see Pre-authorisation guidance.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Ipsen Pharma
Revision
24
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
02/08/2007
Contact address
65, quai Georges Gorse
92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
France

Product information

11/11/2021 Increlex - EMEA/H/C/000704 - II/0067

Product information documents contain:

  • summary of product characteristics (annex I);
  • manufacturing authorisation holder responsible for batch release (annex IIA);
  • conditions of the marketing authorisation (annex IIB);
  • labelling (annex IIIA);
  • package leaflet (annex IIIB).

You can find product information documents for centrally authorised human medicines on this website. For centrally authorised veterinary medicines authorised or updated from February 2022, see the Veterinary Medicines Information website.

Pharmacotherapeutic group

Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues

Therapeutic indication

For the long-term treatment of growth failure in children and adolescents with severe primary insulin-like-growth-factor-1 deficiency (primary IGFD).

Severe primary IGFD is defined by:

  • height standard deviation score ≤ -3.0 and;
  • basal insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels below the 2.5th percentile for age and gender and;
  • growth hormone (GH) sufficiency;
  • exclusion of secondary forms of IGF-1 deficiency, such as malnutrition, hypothyroidism, or chronic treatment with pharmacologic doses of anti-inflammatory steroids.

Severe primary IGFD includes patients with mutations in the GH receptor (GHR), post-GHR signalling pathway, and IGF-1 gene defects; they are not GH deficient, and therefore, they cannot be expected to respond adequately to exogenous GH treatment. It is recommended to confirm the diagnosis by conducting an IGF-1 generation test.

Assessment history

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