Terpenic derivatives

Current status:
European Commission final decision

Overview

The European Medicines Agency has completed a review of the safety and effectiveness of suppositories containing terpenic derivatives. The Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has concluded that the use of these medicines should be contraindicated in children under 30 months old, children with a history of epilepsy or febrile convulsion and children with a recent history of anorectal lesion (precancerous growths in the anus or rectum).

Key facts

Approved name
Terpenic derivatives
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
camphor, cineole, niaouli, wild thyme, terpineol, terpine, citral, menthol and essential oils of pine needle, eucalyptus and turpentine
Class
Terpenic derivatives
Reference number
EMA/CHMP/763180/2011
Type
Article 31 referrals

This type of referral is triggered when the interest of the Union is involved, following concerns relating to the quality, safety or efficacy of a medicine or a class of medicines.

Status
European Commission final decision
Opinion date
17/11/2011
EC decision date
20/01/2012

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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