Dupixent

dupilumab

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Opinion

On 15 October 2020, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Dupixent. The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is sanofi-aventis groupe.

The CHMP adopted an extension to an existing indication as follows:1

Atopic dermatitis

Adults and adolescents

Dupixent is indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults and adolescents 12 years and older who are candidates for systemic therapy.

Children 6 to 11 years of age

Dupixent is indicated for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in children 6 to 11 years old who are candidates for systemic therapy.

For information, the full indications for Dupixent will be as follows:

Atopic dermatitis

Adults and adolescents

Dupixent is indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults and adolescents 12 years and older who are candidates for systemic therapy.

Children 6 to 11 years of age

Dupixent is indicated for the treatment of severe atopic dermatitis in children 6 to 11 years old who are candidates for systemic therapy.

Asthma

Dupixent is indicated in adults and adolescents 12 years and older as add-on maintenance treatment for severe asthma with type 2 inflammation characterised by raised blood eosinophils and/or raised fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), see section 5.1, who are inadequately controlled with high dose ICS plus another medicinal product for maintenance treatment.

Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP)

Dupixent is indicated as an add-on therapy with intranasal corticosteroids for the treatment of adults with severe CRSwNP for whom therapy with systemic corticosteroids and/or surgery do not provide adequate disease control.

Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the updated summary of product characteristics (SmPC), which will be published in the revised European public assessment report (EPAR), and will be available in all official European Union languages after a decision on this change to the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.


1 New text in bold

Key facts

Name
Dupixent
Agency product number
EMEA/H/C/004390
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
  • dupilumab
Active substance
  • dupilumab
Therapeutic area
Dermatitis, Atopic
Additional 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.

Date opinion adopted
15/10/2020
Company name
sanofi-aventis groupe
Status
Positive
Application type
Post-authorisation

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