Pioglitazone Actavis

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

Overview

This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Pioglitazone Actavis. It explains how the Agency assessed the medicine to recommend its authorisation in the EU and its conditions of use. It is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use Pioglitazone Actavis.

For practical information about using Pioglitazone Actavis, patients should read the package leaflet or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

This EPAR was last updated on 05/04/2018

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Pioglitazone Actavis
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/002324
Active substance
pioglitazone hydrochloride
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
pioglitazone
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
A10BG03
Generic

This is a generic medicine, which is developed to be the same as a medicine that has already been authorised, called the reference medicine. A generic medicine contains the same active substance(s) as the reference medicine, and is used at the same dose(s) to treat the same disease(s). For more information, see Generic and hybrid medicines.

Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Actavis Group PTC ehf  
Revision
6
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
14/03/2012
Contact address
Actavis Group PTC ehf
Reykjavíkurvegur 76 - 78
IS-220 Hafnarfjörður
Iceland

Product information

19/03/2018 Pioglitazone Actavis - EMEA/H/C/002324 - N/0012

Contents

  • 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

Please note that the size of the above document can exceed 50 pages.

You are therefore advised to be selective about which sections or pages you wish to print.

Pharmacotherapeutic group

Drugs used in diabetes

Therapeutic indication

Pioglitazone is indicated as second or third line treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus as described below:

as monotherapy

  • in adult patients (particularly overweight patients) inadequately controlled by diet and exercise for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance.

as dual oral therapy in combination with

  • metformin, in adult patients (particularly overweight patients) with insufficient glycaemic control despite maximal tolerated dose of monotherapy with metformin.
  • a sulphonylurea, only in adult patients who show intolerance to metformin or for whom metformin is contraindicated, with insufficient glycaemic control despite maximal tolerated dose of monotherapy with a sulphonylurea.

as triple oral therapy in combination with

  • metformin and a sulphonylurea, in adult patients (particularly overweight patients) with insufficient glycaemic control despite dual oral therapy.

Pioglitazone is also indicated for combination with insulin in type 2 diabetes mellitus adult patients with insufficient glycaemic control on insulin for whom metformin is inappropriate because of contraindications or intolerance (see section 4.4).

After initiation of therapy with pioglitazone, patients should be reviewed after 3 to 6 months to assess adequacy of response to treatment (e.g. reduction in HbA1c). In patients who fail to show an adequate response, pioglitazone should be discontinued. In light of potential risks with prolonged therapy, prescribers should confirm at subsequent routine reviews that the benefit of pioglitazone is maintained (see section 4.4).

Assessment history

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