Angeliq 1 mg / 2 mg film-coated tablets

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    Angeliq 1 mg / 2 mg film-coated tablets

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    Drospirenone, Estradiol Hemihydrate

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Updated on 30 September 2020

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Reason for change:

  • To implement the outcome of the PRAC signal assessment on new information on the known risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products (EPITT 19482) the PRAC recommendation was published on 23 June 2020.
  • To adjust the Lactose warning in Section 4.4 in accordance to the Annex to the European Commission guideline on “Excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use”. The excipient warning was slightly updated with revision 1 (22 November 2019, EMA/CHMP/302620/2017 Rev. 1).
  • Update the reporting of side effects details for the HPRA in section 4.

 

4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

 

[…]

 

Breast cancer

 

The overall evidence suggestsshows an increased risk of breast cancer in women taking combined oestrogen-progestagen and possibly alsoor oestrogen-only HRT, that is dependent on the duration of taking HRT.

 

Combined oestrogen-progestagen therapy

The randomised placebo-controlled trial, the Women’s Health Initiative study (WHI), and a meta-analysis of prospective epidemiological studies are consistent in finding an increased risk of breast cancer in women taking combined oestrogen-progestagen for HRT that becomes apparent after about 3 (1-4) years (see section 4.8).

 

Estrogen-only therapy

The WHI trial found no increase in the risk of breast cancer in hysterectomised women using estrogen-only HRT. Observational studies have mostly reported a small increase in risk of having breast cancer diagnosed that is substantially lower than that found in users of estrogen-progestogen combinations (see section 4.8).

 

The excess risk becomes apparent within a few years of use but returns to baseline within a few (at most five) yearsResults from a large meta-analysis showed that after stopping treatment., the excess risk will decrease with time and the time needed to return to baseline depends on the duration of prior HRT use. When HRT was taken for more than 5 years, the risk may persist for 10 years or more.

 

[…]

 

Other conditions

 

[…]

 

Each tablet of this medicinal product contains 46 mg lactose per tablet. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp total lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption who are on a lactose free diet should not take this medicine.amount into consideration.

[…]

4.8 Undesirable effects

[…]

 

Breast cancer risk

 

  • An up to 2-fold increased risk of having breast cancer diagnosed is reported in women taking combined oestrogen-progestagen therapy for more than 5 years.
  • TheAny increased risk in users of oestrogen-only therapy is substantially lower than that seen in users of oestrogen-progestagen combinations.
  • The level of risk is dependent on the duration of use (see section 4.4).
  • Absolute risk estimations based on rResults of the largest randomised placebo-controlled trial (WHI study) and the largest meta-analysis of prospective epidemiological studiesy (MWS) are presented.

 

Million Women Largest meta-analysis of prospective epidemiological Sstudiesy

Eestimated additional risk of breast cancer after 5 years of use in women with BMI 27 (kg/m2)

Age at start HRTrange
(years)

Additional cases Incidence per 1000 never-users of HRT over a 5-year period (50-54 years)a

Risk ratio b

Additional cases per 1000 HRT users over after 5 years (95% CI)

 

 

Oestrogen-only HRT

 

50 - 65

9 – 1213.3

1.2

 1 – 2 (0 – 3) 2.7

 

 

Combined oestrogen-progestagen

50 - 65

9 – 1213.3

1.71.6

 6 (5 – 7) 8.0

a Taken from baseline incidences rates in England in 2015 in developed countries. women with BMI 27 (kg/m2)

b Overall risk ratio. The risk ratio is not constant but will increase with increasing duration on use.

Note: Since the background incidence of breast cancer differs by EU country, the number of additional cases of breast cancer differs by EU country, the number of additional cases of breast cancer will also change proportionately.

 

Estimated additional risk of breast cancer after 10 years’ use in women with BMI 27 (kg/m2)

 

Age at start HRT

(years)

Incidence per 1000 never-users of HRT over a 10 year period (50-59 years) *

Risk ratio

Additional cases per 1000 HRT users after 10 years

Estrogen only HRT

50

26.6

1.3

7.1

Combined estrogen-progestogen

50

26.6

1.8

20.8

*Taken from baseline incidence rates in England in 2015 in women with BMI 27 (kg/m2)

Note: Since the background incidence of breast cancer differs by EU country, the number of additional cases of breast cancer will also change proportionately.

 

[…]

 

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorization of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL – Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie; E – mail: medsafety@hpra.ie.

 

[…]

10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT

 

October 2016September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Updated on 30 September 2020 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - what you need to know - warnings and precautions
  • Change to section 2 - excipient warnings
  • Change to section 4 - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

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Reason for change:

  • To implement the outcome of the PRAC signal assessment on new information on the known risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products (EPITT 19482). The PRAC recommendation was published on 23 June 2020.
  • To adjust the Lactose warning in Section 2 in accordance to the Annex to the European Commission guideline on “Excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use”. The excipient warning was slightly updated with revision 1 (22 November 2019, EMA/CHMP/302620/2017 Rev. 1).
  • Deletion of the United Kingdom as member state.
  • Update the reporting of side effects details for the HPRA in section 4.
  • Addition of the reporting of side effect details for Malta in section 4.

 

2. What you need to know before you take Angeliq

[….]

Stop taking Angeliq and see a doctor immediately

If you notice any of the following when taking HRT:

  • any of the conditions mentioned in the DO NOTDo not take Angeliq section

 […]

 

Breast cancer

Evidence suggestsshows that taking combined oestrogen-progestogen and possibly alsoor oestrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of breast cancer. This extra risk depends on how long you takeuse HRT. The additional risk becomes clear within a few3 years of use.However, it returns to normal within a few years (at most 5) after stopping treatment. After stopping HRT the extra risk will decrease with time, but the risk may persist for 10 years or more if you have used HRT for more than 5 years.

 

Compare

In women aged 50 to 7954 who are not taking HRT, on average, 913 to 17 in 1000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer over a 5-year period.

For women aged 50 who start taking oestrogen-only HRT for 5 years, there will be 16-17 cases in 1000 users (i.e. an extra 0 to 3 cases).

For women aged 50 to 79 who arestart taking oestrogen-progestogen HRT overfor 5 years, there will be 2113 to 23 cases in 1000 users (i.e. an extra 4 to 86 cases).

 

Women aged 50 to 59 who are not taking HRT, on average, 27 in 1000 will be diagnosed with breast cancer over a 10-year period.

For women aged 50 who start taking oestrogen-only HRT for 10 years, there will be 34 cases in 1000 users (i.e. an extra 7 cases)

For women aged 50 who start taking oestrogen-progestogen HRT for 10 years, there will be 48 cases in 1000 users (i.e. an extra 21 cases).

[….]

Other medicines and Angeliq

[…]

  • medicines for HIV and Hepatitis C vVirus infections (so-called protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors such as nevirapine, efavirenz, nelfinavir and ritonavir)

[…]

Angeliq contains lactose

Angeliq contains lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, check with contact your doctor before taking this medicinal productAngeliq.

 

[…]

 

4. Possible side effects

[….]

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

You can also report side effects directly (see details below). via HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL – Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie; E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

 

Ireland

HPRA Pharmacovigilance

Website: www.hpra.ie

 

Malta

ADR Reporting

Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/adrportal

 

[….]

 

6. Contents of the pack and other information

[….]

This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names:

Angeliq – Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom

Angemin – Denmark, Iceland, Sweden

 

This leaflet was last approved in April 2017September 2020.

Updated on 17 May 2017 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 17 May 2017 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6 - manufacturer
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 27 October 2016

Reasons for updating

  • New SmPC for new product

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 27 October 2016 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

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4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is much rarer than breast cancer. Long-term (at least 5-10 years) use of oestrogen-only HRT products has been associated with a slightly increased risk of ovarian cancer (see section 4.8). Some studies including the WHI trial suggest that the long-term use of combined HRT may confer a similar, or slightly smaller risk.

Epidemiological evidence from a large meta-analysis suggests a slightly increased risk in women taking oestrogen-only or combined oestrogen-progestagen HRT, which becomes apparent within 5 years of use and diminishes over time after stopping.

Some other studies, including the WHI trial, suggest that use of combined HRTs may be associated with a similar or slightly smaller risk (see section 4.8).

[…]

 

4.5 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction        

 

Note: The prescribing information of concomitant medications should be consulted to identify potential interactions:

 

Effects of other medicinal products on Angeliq

 

Substances increasing the clearance of HRTssex hormones (diminished efficacy of HRTs by enzyme-induction):

 

The metabolism of oestrogens (and progestogens) may be increased by concomitant use of substances known to induce drug-metabolising enzymes, specifically cytochrome P450 enzymes, such as anticonvulsants (e.g. phenobarbital,barbiturates, phenytoin, primidone, carbamaezaepine,) and anti-infectives (e.g. rifampicin, rifabutin, nevirapine, efavirenz) and possibly also felbamate, griseofulvin, oxcarbazepine, topiramate and products containing the herbal remedy St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum).

 

Ritonavir and nelfinavir, although known as strong inhibitors, by contrast exhibit inducing properties when used concomitantly with steroid hormones. Oxcarbazepine, topiramte, felbamate, griseofulvin and Hherbal preparations containing St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) may induce the metabolism of oestrogens (and progestogens).

 

Clinically, an increased metabolism of oestrogens and progestogens may lead to decreased effect and changes in the uterine bleeding profile.

Enzyme induction can already be observed after a few days of treatment. Maximal enzyme induction is generally seen within a few weeks. After the cessation of drug therapy enzyme induction may be sustained for about 4 weeks.

 

Substances with variable effects on the clearance of HRTssex hormones:

 

When co-administered with HRTssex hormones, many combinations of  HIV/HCV protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, including combinations with HCV inhibitors can increase or decrease plasma concentrations of oestrogen or progestins or both. The net effect of theseThese changes may be clinically relevant in some cases.

Therefore, the prescribing information of concomitant HIV/HCV medications should be consulted to identify potential interactions and any related recommendations.

Substances decreasing the clearance of HRTs–sex hormones (enzyme inhibitors)

 

Strong and moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors such as azole antifungals (e.g. fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole), verapamil, macrolides (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin), diltiazem and grapefruit juice can increase plasma concentrations of the progestin or the oestrogen or both.

In a multiple dose study with a drospirenone (3 mg/day) / oestradiol (1.5 mg/day) combination, co-administration of the strong CYP3A4 inhibitor ketoconazole for 10 days increased the AUC(0 24h) of drospirenone 2.30 fold (90%CI: 2.08, 2.54). No change was observed for oestradiol, although the AUC(0 24h) of its less potent metabolite oestrone increased 1.39-fold (90%CI: 1.27, 1.52).

 

[…]

 

Other forms of interaction

 

Laboratory tests

 

The use of sex steroids may influence the results of certain laboratory tests, including biochemical parameters of liver, thyroid, adrenal and renal function, plasma levels of (carrier) proteins, e.g. sex hormone binding globulin and lipid/lipoprotein fractions, parameters of carbohydrate metabolism and parameters of coagulation and fibrinolysis. Changes generally remain within the reference normal laboratory range. Glucose tolerance was not compromised by the use of Angeliq. Drospirenone causes an increase in plasma renin activity and plasma aldosterone induced by its mild antimineralocorticoid activity.

 

Ovarian cancer

Long term use Use of oestrogen-only and or combined oestrogen-progestagen HRT has been associated with a slightly increased risk of having ovarian cancer diagnosed (see Section 4.4). In the million Women Study 5 years of HRT resulted in 1 extra case per 2500 users.

 

A meta-analysis from 52 epidemiological studies reported an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women currently using HRT compared to women who have never used HRT (RR 1.43, 95% CI 1.31-1.56). For women aged 50 to 54 years taking 5 years of HRT, this results in about 1 extra case per 2000 users. In women aged 50 to 54 who are not taking HRT, about 2 women in 2000 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer over a 5-year period.

 

10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT

May 2015October 2016

Updated on 27 October 2016 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - what you need to know - warnings and precautions
  • Change to section 2 - interactions with other medicines, food or drink
  • Change to section 4 - possible side effects
  • Change to section 4 - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 9 June 2015 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to section 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications

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Angeliq – PA 1410/13/1
14044
BEC 6082
www.medicines.ie

(Inserted Text; Deleted Text)

 

2.            QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION

Excipient with known effect: 46 mg lactose

For a the full list of excipients, see section 6.1

 

4.2          Posology and method of administration

Dosage Posology

Method of Aadministration

Additional information on special populations

Children and adolescents Paediatric population

 

4.3       Contraindications

          Known hypersensitivity Hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients listed in section 6.1

 

4.5       Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

Effects of other medicinal products on Angeliq

Substances increasing the clearance of HRTs (diminished efficacy of HRTs by enzyme-induction)

…..

Substances with variable effects on the clearance of HRTs:

When co-administered with HRTs, many HIV/HCV protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors can increase or decrease plasma concentrations of oestrogen or progestin or both. These changes may be clinically relevant in some cases.

Substances decreasing the clearance of HRTs (enzyme inhibitors)

Strong and moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors such as azole antifungals (e.g. itraconazole, voriconazole, fluconazole), verapamil, macrolides (e.g. clarithromycin, erythromycin), diltiazem and grapefruit juice can increase plasma concentrations of the progestin or the oestrogen or both. In a multiple dose study with a drospirenone (3mg/day) / oestradiol (1.5mg/day) combination, co-administration of the strong CYP3A4 inhibitor ketoconazole for 10 days increased the AUC(0 24h) of drospirenone 2.30 fold (90%CI: 2.08, 2.54). No change was observed for oestradiol, although the AUC (0 24h) of its less potent metabolite oestrone increased 1.39-fold (90%CI: 1.27, 1.52).
The main metabolites of drospirenone are generated without involvement of the cytochrome p450 system. Inhibitors of this enzyme system are therefore unlikely to influence the metabolism of drospirenone.

 

Interaction Effect of Angeliq with on other medicinal products

In vitro, drospirenone is capable to inhibit weakly to moderately the cytochrome p450 enzymes CYP1A1, CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP3A4.

Based on in vitro inhibition studies and on in vivo interaction studies in female volunteers receiving steady state doses of 3 mg drospirenone per day and using omeprazole, simvastatin, or midazolam as marker substrate, a clinically relevant interaction of drospirenone at doses of 3 mg with the cytochrome P450 enzyme mediated metabolism of other drugs is unlikely.

 

4.6          Fertility, Pregnancy pregnancy and lactation

Lactation Breastfeeding

 

4.7          Effects on ability to drive and use machines

No effects on the ability to drive or use machines have been observed.

Angeliq has no influence on the ability to drive and use machines.

 

4.8          Undesirable effects

Reporting of suspected adverse reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorization of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the national reporting system listed in Appendix V HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL – Dublin 2; Tel: +353 1 6764971; Fax: +353 1 6762517. Website: www.hpra.ie; E-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie.

 

5.2          Pharmacokinetic properties

Drospirenone

·         Metabolism Biotransformation

Drospirenone is extensively metabolized after oral administration. The major metabolites in the plasma are the acid form of drospirenone, generated by opening of the lactone ring, and the 4,5-dihydro-drospirenone-3-sulphate, formed by reduction and subsequent sulfatation both of which are formed without involvement of the P450 system. Both major metabolites are pharmacologically inactive. Drospirenone is also subject to oxidative metabolism catalysed by metabolized to a minor extent by cytochrome P450 CYP3A4 based on in vitro data. In vitro and clinical studies do not indicate an inhibitory effects on DRSP on CYP enzymes after administration of Angeliq.

 

Oestradiol

·         Metabolism Biotransformation

·         Steady-state conditions and linearity

 

 

 

6.5          Nature and contents of container

....

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

 

 

This leaflet was last revised in October 2011 To be inserted upon approval May 2015.

Updated on 9 June 2015 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change to storage instructions
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to drug interactions
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to improve clarity and readability

Updated on 20 April 2012 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 13 April 2012 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 7 December 2011 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Upon approval of the SPC update to align to the EU HRT Core SPC revision 3, dated 31.12.2009,   the following SPC sections were updated: 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.8 and section 10.

Updated on 2 December 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change of contraindications
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to further information section
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 27 May 2009 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 1 - Name of medicinal product

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Section 1. Name of the Medicinal Product:
Angeliq 1 mg/2 mg film-coated tablets

Section 4.4. Special warnings and precautions for use:
The following text has been added

Each tablet of this medicinal product contains 46 mg lactose per tablet. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption who are on a lactose-free diet should take this amount into consideration.

 

Updated on 21 May 2009 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to improve clarity and readability

Updated on 21 November 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to marketing authorisation holder
  • Change to name of manufacturer
  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 17 October 2007 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 7 - Marketing authorisation holder
  • Change to section 8 - MA number
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Section 7. Marketing Authorisation Holder
The marketing authorisation holder was changed from "HE Clissmann, 72 Heather Road, Dublin 18." to "Bayer Limited, The Atrium, Blackthorn Road, Dublin 18, Ireland.".
 
Section 8. Marketing Authoisatin Number(s)
The Marketing authorisation number was changed from "PA 12/95/1" to "PA 1410/13/1".
 
Section 10. Date of Revision of the Text
The date was changed from "January 2007" to "July 2007"

Updated on 6 February 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change to drug interactions
  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 6 February 2007 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties

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Main Changes to the SPC

 

 

Section 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use

Updated information provided regarding monitoring of patients with renal insufficiency (especially during the concomitant use of potassium-sparing medications).

 

Addition of information regarding possible decreases in blood pressure when used in hypertensive women. (Angeliq should not be used to treat hypertension.)

 

Section 4.5 Interaction with other medicaments and other forms of interaction

Additional information:

  • Results of drug-drug interaction studies using drospirenone and simvastatin.
  • Hypertensive women treated with Angeliq and antihypertensive medications may experience an additional decrease in blood pressure.

Updated information regarding the concomitant use of Angeliq and NSAIDs or ACE inhibitors / angiotensin II receptor antagonists.

 

Section 4.8 Undesirable Effects

Undesirable effects have been tabulated according to the MedDRA System Organ Class affected and the frequency of occurrence.

 

Updated information regarding the most commonly reported adverse reactions; breast pain, bleeding irregularities and spotting.

 

Additional possible undesirable effects have been included in the following classes:

Metabolism and nutrition, psychiatric, eye, ear and labyrinth, vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, skin and subcutaneous tissue, musculoskeletal and connective tissue, renal and urinary, reproductive system and breast disorders and general disorders and administration site conditions.

 

Inclusion of additional information regarding use in special populations (hypertensive women).

 

Inclusion of information regarding other undesirable effects reported in association with HRT products.

 

Section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic Properties

Inclusion of clinical trial information regarding the anti-mineralocorticoid activity of drospirenone.

 

 

 

Updated on 24 August 2006 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Improved electronic presentation

Updated on 3 February 2006 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6.3 - Shelf life

Legal category: Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)

Updated on 26 October 2005 PIL

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  • Improved electronic presentation

Updated on 5 August 2005 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use

Updated on 6 May 2005 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 5 May 2005 SPC

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for new product

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