Ribavirin BioPartners

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Withdrawn
This medicine is now withdrawn from use in the European Union.

Overview

The marketing authorisation for Ribavirin BioPartners has lapsed because it has not been marketed in the European Union in the three years following the granting of this authorisation.

This EPAR was last updated on 06/05/2013

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Ribavirin BioPartners
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/001184
Active substance
Ribavirin
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
ribavirin
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
Hepatitis C, Chronic
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
J05AB04
GenericGeneric

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
BioPartners GmbH
Revision
2
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
06/04/2010
Contact address
Kaiserpassage 11
D-72764 Reutlingen
Germany

Product information

21/11/2012 Ribavirin BioPartners - EMEA/H/C/001184 - IB/0003/G

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

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antivirals for systemic use

Therapeutic indication

Ribavirin BioPartners is indicated for the treatment of chronic hepatitis-C-virus (HCV) infection in adults, children three years of age and older and adolescents and must only be used as part of a combination regimen with interferon alfa-2b. Ribavirin monotherapy must not be used. There is no safety or efficacy information on the use of ribavirin with other forms of interferon (i.e. not alfa-2b).

Naïve patients

Adult patients

Ribavirin BioPartners is indicated, in combination with interferon alfa-2b, for the treatment of adult patients with all types of chronic hepatitis C except genotype 1, not previously treated, without liver decompensation, with elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT), who are positive for hepatitis C viral ribonucleic acid (HCV-RNA) (see section 4.4)

Children three years of age and older and adolescents

Ribavirin BioPartners is intended for use, in a combination regimen with interferon alfa-2b, for the treatment of children three years of age and older and adolescents, who have all types of chronic hepatitis C except genotype 1, not previously treated, without liver decompensation, and who are positive for HCV-RNA.

When deciding to not to defer treatment until adulthood, it is important to consider that the combination therapy induced a growth inhibition. The reversibility of growth inhibition is uncertain. The decision to treat should be made on a case by case basis (see section 4.4).

Previous-treatment-failure patients

Adult patients

Ribavirin BioPartners is indicated, in combination with interferon alfa-2b, for the treatment of adult patients with chronic hepatitis C who have previously responded (with normalisation of ALT at the end of treatment) to interferon alfa monotherapy but who have subsequently relapsed (see section 5.1).

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