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.
Increlex : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/77.67 KB)
First published: 02/09/2009
Last updated: 27/07/2015
Increlex : EPAR - Risk-management-plan summary (PDF/186.84 KB)
First published: 20/04/2020
Last updated: 11/01/2022
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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.
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65 Quai Georges Gorse
11/11/2021 Increlex - EMEA/H/C/000704 - II/0067
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Pituitary and hypothalamic hormones and analogues
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.