Methylprednisolone injection for cattle

Current status:
European Commission final decision


On 16 March 2017, the European Medicines Agency (the Agency) completed a review of the consumer safety of the withdrawal periods for cattle (meat and offal) for veterinary medicinal products containing methylprednisolone hydrogen succinate presented as solutions for injection.

The Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) concluded that, in the absence of appropriate residue depletion data, a withdrawal period for meat and offal derived from treated cattle cannot be set. The CVMP recommended the refusal of the granting of a marketing authorisation for the target species cattle and variation of the existing marketing authorisations in order to remove any reference to the target species cattle for veterinary medicinal products containing methylprednisolone hydrogen succinate.

Key facts

Approved name
Methylprednisolone injection for cattle
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
methylprednisolone hydrogen succinate
Reference number
Article 35

Community interest referral: initiated in cases involving the interests of the Community or concerns relating to the protection of human or animal health or the environment.

European Commission final decision
Opinion date
EC decision date

All documents

Document description

  • Opinion - contains the CVMP opinion of the referred medicine(s)
  • List of the medicines affected by the referral (Annex I)
  • Scientific conclusions of the Committee (Annex II)

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