Arcoxia 30 60 90 120 film-coated tablets

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  • Company:

    Organon Pharma (Ireland) Limited
  • Status:

    Updated
  • Active Ingredients :

    *Additional information is available upon request

  • Legal Category:

    Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Updated on 20 May 2021

File name

ARCOXIA combined SPC-PT-H-2299-WS-033-IE-en-CRT_1621518073.pdf

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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To comply with the revised Annex to the European Commission guideline on "Excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use".

 

Updated on 20 May 2021

File name

ARCOXIA combined PIL-PT-H-2299-WS-033-IE-en-CRT_1621517961.pdf

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - excipient warnings

Updated on 25 June 2019

File name

ARCOXIA-WS156_IA447G-SPC-IE-en-clean July 2016_1561452846.pdf

Reasons for updating

  • Improved presentation of SPC

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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Converted the SPC from word format to pdf file format 

 

Updated on 09 August 2018

File name

QRD_PIL_Arcoxia deletion of UK details_CRT (2)_1533810322.pdf

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4 - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 16 April 2018

File name

ie-pl-arcoxia-notification (2).pdf

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6 - date of revision
  • Change of distributor details

Updated on 15 August 2016

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for new product

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

Updated on 15 August 2016

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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        Section 4.2 – Posology: revised the recommended dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) from 90mg to 60mg once daily

        Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects: updated number of patients in summary of safety profile.

        Section 5.1 – Pharmacodynamic properties: updated clinical efficacy details concerning RA and AS

        Section 6.5 – Nature and contents of container: Added the 98 tablets mono-pack size for Arcoxia 30mg and 60mg and corrected the spelling of ‘aluminium’

Updated on 15 August 2016

File name

PIL_16094_107.pdf

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 15 August 2016

Reasons for updating

  • Change to dosage and administration
  • Introduction of new pack/pack size

Updated on 14 December 2015

Reasons for updating

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

Updated on 14 December 2015

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

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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·         Section 7 – Marketing authorisation holder:  The address of the Marketing authorisation holder has been changed to ‘Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V., Waarderweg 39, Haarlem, 2031 BN, The Netherlands’

·         Section 8 – Marketing authorisation number: The MA numbers have  been updated to PA 1997/1/1 - 4

·         Section 10 – Date of revision: November 2015

Updated on 29 April 2015

Reasons for updating

  • Change to, or new use for medicine
  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change of contraindications
  • Change to drug interactions
  • Change to information about pregnancy or lactation
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to dosage and administration
  • Change to improve clarity and readability
  • Addition of information on reporting a side effect.

Updated on 29 April 2015

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.3 - Contraindications
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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  • Section 2 – Qualitative and quantitative composition: Wording updated in the reference to excipients in line with the QRD template.
  • Section 3 – Pharmaceutical form: Section updated in line with the latest QRD template
  • Section 4.1 – Therapeutic indication: This section of the SmPC was updated to define the target population indicated for the use of this drug.
  • Section 4.2 – Posology and method of administration: Subheading and headings updated in line with the QRD template; also wording added to the paragraph under the subheading ‘Postoperative dental surgery pain’ regarding the treatment period for Arcoxia.
  • Section 4.3 – Contra-indications: The third bullet point has been updated as follows:

·         Patients who, after taking acetylsalicylic acid or NSAIDs including COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) inhibitors, have experienced bronchospasm, acute rhinitis, nasal polyps, angioneurotic oedema, urticarial, or allergic-type reactions. after taking acetylsalicylic acid or NSAIDs including COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) inhibitors

  • Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects: The heading ‘Adverse Experience Term’ in table 1 has been replaced with ‘Adverse Reactions’, in accordance with the QRD template. Addition of AE reporting statement for IE.
  • Section 5.1 – Pharmacodynamic properties: Section updated in line with the latest QRD template
  • Section 5.2 – Pharmacokinetic properties: Subheadings revised as per the QRD template.
  • Section 6.6 – Special precautions for disposal: Addition of statement on disposal of unused medicinal product in line with the QRD template.

Updated on 17 March 2015

Reasons for updating

  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 10 October 2014

Reasons for updating

  • Change of distributor details

Updated on 11 September 2014

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 08 September 2014

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for medicines.ie

Updated on 05 September 2014

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for medicines.ie

Legal category:Product subject to medical prescription which may be renewed (B)

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