Risperdal

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Overview

Risperdal and associated names is as an antipsychotic, indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia, manic episodes associated with bipolar disorders, persistent aggression in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's dementia and treatment of persistent aggression in conduct disorder in children. It is available as film coated tablets, oro-dispersible tablets (rapidly disintegrating) and oral solution.

On 24 July 2007 the European Commission presented to the EMEA a referral under Article 30 of Directive 2001/83/EC, as amended, in order to harmonise the nationally authorised Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPC), Labelling and Package Leaflet of the medicinal product Risperdal and associated names.

The basis for referral was that there were divergences in the Summaries of Product Characteristics (SPC) of Risperdal and associated names approved across EU Member States, with respect to the indications, the posology and method of administration, the contra-indications, the special warnings and precautions for use and the interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction.

This medicinal product belongs to the list of products identified in 2007 for SPC harmonisation.

The procedure started on 20 September 2007. The Marketing Authorisation Holder provided supplementary information on 28 January 2008 and 28 April 2008.

During its July 2008 meeting, the CHMP, in the light of the overall submitted data and the scientific discussion within the Committee, was of the opinion that the proposal for the harmonisation of the SPC, Labelling and Package Leaflet was acceptable and that they should be amended.

The CHMP gave a positive opinion on 24 July 2008 recommending the harmonisation of the SPC, Labelling and Package Leaflet for Risperdal and associated names.

The list of product names concerned is given in Annex I. The scientific conclusions are provided in Annex II together with the amended SPC, Labelling and Package Leaflet in Annex III.

A Decision was issued by the European Commission on 7 October 2008.

Key facts

Approved name
Risperdal
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
risperidone
Reference number
CHMP/384877/2008
Type
Article 30 referrals

This type of referral is triggered when Member States have adopted different decisions over the years for some medicines (e.g. different indications, contraindications or posology) and there is a need to harmonise across the EU.

Status
European Commission final decision
Opinion date
24/07/2008
EC decision date
07/10/2008

All documents

Document description

  • Questions and answers (Q&A) - easy-to-understand summary of key issues and Committee conclusions
  • Summary of Opinion - contains the CHMP opinion of the referred medicine(s)
  • List of the medicines affected by the referral (Annex I)
  • Scientific conclusions of the Committee (Annex II)

The following two documents are sometimes available:

  • Changes to the summary of product characteristics, labeling or package leaflet (also known as Annex III) - available when changes havebeen recommended by the Committee
  • Conditions of the marketing authorisation (also known as Annex IV) - available when the Committee recommends measures to be takenfor the marketing authorisation(s) such as safety measures or extra studies

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