Message from Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use on Ofev

Mar 18, 2020 | News, Treatment

On 27 February 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 Ofev. The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH.

The CHMP adopted a new indication as follows:

  • “Ofev is indicated in adults for the treatment of systemic sclerosis associated interstitial lung disease.”

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

  • “Ofev is indicated in adults for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
  • “Ofev is indicated in adults for the treatment of systemic sclerosis associated interstitial lung disease.”

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.

This medicine was designated an orphan medicine. This means that it was developed for use against a rare, life-threatening or chronically debilitating conditions.

Now we have to wait on the approval for the local use by the central organisation of medicines in each country.

For full information, please visit European Medicine Agency page.


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