On 27 February 2017, orphan designation (EU/3/17/1836) was granted by the European Commission to Zogenix International Limited, United Kingdom, for fenfluramine hydrochloride for the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Fenfluramine hydrochloride treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome has been authorised in the EU as Fintepla since 24 January 2023.
Treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
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Review of designation
The Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products reviewed the orphan designation of Fintepla at the time of change to the terms of the marketing authorisation, and confirmed that the orphan designation should be maintained.
More information is available in the orphan medicine assessment report.
|April 2023||The sponsorship was transferred from Zogenix ROI Limited, Irealnd to UCB Pharma, Belgium.|
|May 2019||The sponsorship was transferred to Zogenix ROI Limited, Germany.|
|November 2018||The sponsorship was transferred to Zogenix GmbH, Germany.|
Documents related to this orphan designation evaluation
For contact details of patients’ organisations whose activities are targeted at rare diseases, see:
European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), a non-governmental alliance of patient organisations and individuals active in the field of rare diseases.
Orphanet, a database containing information on rare diseases, which includes a directory of patients’ organisations registered in Europe.
EU register of orphan medicines
The list of medicines that have received an orphan designation in the EU is available on the European Commission's website: