This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Zavesca. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of use for Zavesca.
Zavesca : EPAR - Summary for the public (PDF/88 KB)
First published: 28/04/2009
Last updated: 20/02/2012
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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.
Janssen Cilag International NV
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27/09/2018 Zavesca - EMEA/H/C/000435 - T/0063
- 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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Other alimentary tract and metabolism products
Zavesca is indicated for the oral treatment of adult patients with mild to moderate type-1 Gaucher disease. Zavesca may be used only in the treatment of patients for whom enzyme replacement therapy is unsuitable.
Zavesca is indicated for the treatment of progressive neurological manifestations in adult patients and paediatric patients with Niemann-Pick type-C disease.