Truxima

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rituximab

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This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.

Overview

Truxima is a medicine used in adults to treat the following blood cancers and inflammatory conditions:

  • follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (two types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cancer)
  • chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL, another blood cancer affecting white blood cells)
  • severe rheumatoid arthritis (an inflammatory condition of the joints)
  • granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA or Wegener’s granulomatosis) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), which are inflammatory conditions of the blood vessels
  • moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris, an autoimmune disease characterised by widespread blistering and erosion of the skin and mucous membranes (the linings of internal organs). ‘Autoimmune’ means that the disease is caused by the immune system (the body’s natural defences) attacking the body’s own cells.

Depending on the condition it is used to treat, Truxima may be given on its own, or with chemotherapy (other cancer medicines) or medicines used for inflammatory disorders (methotrexate or a corticosteroid). Truxima contains the active substance rituximab.

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

This EPAR was last updated on 11/10/2019

Authorisation details

Product details
Name
Truxima
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/004112
Active substance
rituximab
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
rituximab
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
  • Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Wegener Granulomatosis
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
L01XC02
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.

BiosimilarBiosimilar

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
Celltrion Healthcare Hungary Kft.
Revision
9
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
17/02/2017
Contact address
1062 Budapest
Váci út 1-3. WestEnd Office Building B torony
Hungary

Product information

19/07/2019 Truxima - EMEA/H/C/004112 - WS/1633/G

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

  • Antineoplastic agents

  • Monoclonal antibodies

Therapeutic indication

Truxima is indicated in adults for the following indications:

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)

Truxima is indicated for the treatment of previously untreated patients with stage III IV follicular lymphoma in combination with chemotherapy.

Truxima maintenance therapy is indicated for the treatment of follicular lymphoma patients responding to induction therapy.

Truxima monotherapy is indicated for treatment of patients with stage III IV follicular lymphoma who are chemo resistant or are in their second or subsequent relapse after chemotherapy.

Truxima is indicated for the treatment of patients with CD20 positive diffuse large B cell non Hodgkin’s lymphoma in combination with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisolone) chemotherapy.

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)

Truxima in combination with chemotherapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with previously untreated and relapsed/refractory CLL. Only limited data are available on efficacy and safety for patients previously treated with monoclonal antibodies including Truxima or patients refractory to previous Truxima plus chemotherapy.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Truxima in combination with methotrexate is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with severe active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response or intolerance to other disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARD) including one or more tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapies.

Truxima has been shown to reduce the rate of progression of joint damage as measured by X ray and to improve physical function, when given in combination with methotrexate.

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis

Truxima, in combination with glucocorticoids, is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with severe, active granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s) (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA).

Pemphigus vulgaris

Truxima is indicated for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV).

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