An overview of Amglidia and why it is authorised in the EU
Amglidia is a medicine used to treat newborns and children with neonatal diabetes, a form of diabetes that occurs in the first 6 months of life and that requires treatment with insulin. Amglidia was shown to be effective in patients with whose disease was caused by certain genetic mutations.
Amglidia contains the active substance glibenclamide.
Neonatal diabetes is rare, and Amglidia was designated an ‘orphan medicine’ (a medicine used in rare diseases) on 15 January 2016.
Amglidia is a ‘hybrid medicine’. This means that it is similar to a ‘reference medicine’ containing the same active substance, but is available in a different formulation. While the reference medicine Daonil is given as tablets, Amglidia is available as a liquid (suspension).
Amglidia : EPAR - Medicine overview (PDF/72.7 KB)
First published: 08/06/2018
Last updated: 08/06/2018
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This medicine was designated an orphan medicine. This means that it was developed for use against a rare, life-threatening or chronically debilitating condition or, for economic reasons, it would be unlikely to have been developed without incentives. For more information, see Orphan designation.
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31/07/2018 Amglidia - EMEA/H/C/004379 - N/0001
- Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
- Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
- Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
- Annex IIIA - Labelling
- Annex IIIB - Package leaflet
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Amglidia is indicated for the treatment of neonatal diabetes mellitus, for use in newborns, infants and children.
Sulphonylureas like Amglidia have been shown to be effective in patients with mutations in the genes coding for the β-cell ATP-sensitive potassium channel and chromosome 6q24-related transient neonatal diabetes mellitus.