Pelmeg

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pegfilgrastim

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

Overview

Pelmeg is a medicine used in cancer patients to help with neutropenia (low levels of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell), which is a common side effect of cancer treatment and can leave patients vulnerable to infections.

It is given specifically to reduce the duration of neutropenia and prevent febrile neutropenia (when neutropenia is accompanied by fever).

Pelmeg is not intended for use in patients with the blood cancer chronic myeloid leukaemia or with myelodysplastic syndromes (conditions in which large numbers of abnormal blood cells are produced, which can develop into leukaemia).

Pelmeg is a ‘biosimilar medicine’. This means that Pelmeg is highly similar to another biological medicine (the ‘reference medicine’) that is already authorised in the EU. The reference medicine for Pelmeg is Neulasta. 

This EPAR was last updated on 03/12/2018

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Pelmeg
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/004700
Active substance
pegfilgrastim
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
pegfilgrastim
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Neutropenia
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
L03AA13
Additional 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.

Biosimilar

This is a biosimilar medicine, which is a biological medicine highly similar to another already approved biological medicine called the ‘reference medicine’. For more information, see Biosimilar medicines.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Cinfa Biotech S.L.
Revision
0
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
20/11/2018
Contact address

Travesia Roncesvalles 1
31699 Olloki
Spain

Product information

20/11/2018 Pelmeg - EMEA/H/C/004700 -

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Immunostimulants

Therapeutic indication

To reduce the duration of neutropenia and the incidence of febrile neutropenia due to chemotherapy

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