Ebixa Tablets

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    Ebixa Tablets

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  • Active Ingredients:

    Memantine hydrochloride

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Updated on 9 May 2019 PIL

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  • Change to section 6 - what the product looks like and pack contents

Updated on 20 March 2017 PIL

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  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 20 March 2017 PIL

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  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 7 March 2017 SmPC

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  • New SmPC for new product

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Updated on 7 March 2017 SmPC

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  • Improved presentation of SPC

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The change relates to change in template formatting.

Updated on 30 December 2014 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • 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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Update due to QRD 9.0. Spelling errors and admin changes.
Section 4.2 change in lay-out (admin change)
Section 4.6 Fertility information added: No adverse effects of memantine were noted on male and female fertility.
Sectio 4.8: New reporting contact details information.

Updated on 22 December 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to information about pregnancy or lactation
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to improve clarity and readability

Updated on 21 July 2014 PIL

Reasons for updating

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

Updated on 11 June 2012 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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The variation covers including of Hepatitis and Elevated liver function test in section 4.8
Further it covers including of Balance disorder in section 4.8

Updated on 6 June 2012 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 7 November 2011 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration

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Addition of following text to section 4.2:

The tolerance and dosing of memantine should be reassessed on a regular basis, preferably within three months after start of treatment. Thereafter, the clinical benefit of memantine and the patient’s tolerance of treatment should be reassessed on a regular basis according to current clinical guidelines. Maintenance treatment can be continued for as long as a therapeutic benefit is favourable and the patient tolerates treatment with memantine. Discontinuation of memantine should be considered when evidence of a therapeutic effect is no longer present or if the patient does not tolerate treatment.

Updated on 4 November 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to MA holder contact details

Updated on 15 February 2011 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change of active ingredient
  • Change to appearance of the medicine

Updated on 14 February 2011 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6.1 - List of excipients
  • Change to section 3 - Pharmaceutical form
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use

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Section 3
Change tablets from white to yello

Section 4.4
Remove lactose warning

Section 6.1
Remove lactose excipient

Updated on 17 June 2010 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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In section 4.8 addition of a possible undesirable effect - hypersensitivity

Updated on 16 June 2010 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 31 July 2009 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 26 July 2009 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • 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 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 8 - MA number
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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All sections- typographical corrections
Section 4.8- addition of undesirable effect

Updated on 22 December 2008 SmPC

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  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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Change in Section 4.8 Table:
 
Cardiac Disorders    Uncommon    Cardiac failure

Updated on 22 December 2008 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 12 August 2008 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

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Updated on 9 June 2008 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to dosage and administration
  • Change to marketing authorisation holder address

Updated on 3 June 2008 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Addition of marketing authorisation holder

Updated on 21 May 2008 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • 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 4.7 - Effects on ability to drive and use machines
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container

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4.2    Posology and method of administration

 

Treatment should be initiated and supervised by a physician experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia. Therapy should only be started if a caregiver is available who will regularly monitor the intake of the medicinal product by the patient. Diagnosis should be made according to current guidelines.

 

Ebixa should be administered once a day and should be taken at the same time every day. The drops can be taken with or without food.

 

Adults:

 

Dose titration

 

The maximum daily dose is 20 mg per day. In order to reduce the risk of undesirable effects the maintenance dose is achieved by upward titration of 5 mg per week over the first 3 weeks as follows:

 

Week 1 (day 1‑7):

The patient should take 10 drops (5 mg) per day for 7 days.

 

Week 2 (day 8‑14):

The patient should take 20 drops (10 mg) per day for 7 days.

 

Week 3 (day 15‑21):

The patient should take 30 drops (15 mg) per day for 7 days.

 

From Week 4 on:

The patient should take 40 drops (20 mg) once a day.

 

Maintenance dose

 

The recommended maintenance dose is 20 mg per day.
 

6.5    Nature and contents of container

 

Blister packs containing either 7, 10, 14 or 20 tablets per blister strip. Pack sizes of 14, 28, 30, 42, 49 x 1, 50, 56, 56 x 1, 70, 84, 98, 98 x 1, 100, 100 x 1, 112, 980 (10 x 98) or 1000 (20 x 50) tablets are presented. The pack sizes 49 x 1, 56 x1, 98 x 1 and 100 x 1 film-coated tablets are presented in unit dose blister.

 

Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
 
Changes to other sections reflect changes to the wording of the sentences.

Updated on 12 October 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 24 September 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Improved electronic presentation

Updated on 12 September 2007 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • 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 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Section 4.2 sections amended to:
 

Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years: Ebixa is not recommended for use in children below 18 years due to a lack of data on safety and efficacy.

 

Renal impairment: In patients with mildly impaired renal function (creatinine clearance 50-80ml/min) no dosage adjustment is required. In patients with moderate renal impairment (creatinine clearance 30 ‑ 49 ml/min) daily dose should be  10 mg per day. If tolerated well after at least 7 days of treatment, the dose could be increased up to 20 mg/day according to standard titration scheme. In patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance 5 – 29 ml/min) daily dose should be 10 mg per day.

 

 

Hepatic impairment:  In patients with mild or moderate hepatic impaired function (Child-Pugh A and Child-Pugh B) no dosage adjustment is needed. No data on the use of memantine in patients with severe hepatic impairment are available.
 
Section 4.4
Sentence removed:
As no data are available for patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 9 ml/min/1.73 m²) therapy is not recommended (see section 4.2).
 
Section 4.5
Sentences added:

In single dose PK studies in young healthy subjects no relevant drug-drug interaction of memantine with glyburide/metformin or donepezil was observed.

 

In a clinical study in young healthy volunteers no relevant effect of memantine on the pharmacokinetics of galantamine was observed.
 
Secrion 4.9
Relative changed to relatively
 
Section 5.2
Paragraphs removed:

Specific patient population: In elderly volunteers with normal and reduced renal function (creatinine clearance of 50 ‑ 100 mL/min/1.73 m²), a significant correlation was observed between creatinine clearance and total renal clearance of memantine (see section 4.2).

 

The effect of liver disease on the pharmacokinetics of memantine has not been studied. As memantine is metabolised to a minor extent only, and into metabolites with no NMDA-antagonistic activity, clinically relevant changes in the pharmacokinetics are not expected in mild to moderate liver impairment.
 
Section 10
27th August 2007

Updated on 3 August 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to date of revision

Updated on 3 August 2007 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Date of last renewal - replaced March 2007 with 15/05/07

Date of revision of the text - changed to May 2007

Updated on 5 April 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

Updated on 3 April 2007 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Improved electronic presentation
  • Change to MA holder contact details

Updated on 3 April 2007 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • Change to section 3 - Pharmaceutical form
  • Change to section 4.2 - Posology and method of administration
  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • 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
  • Change to section 4.9 - Overdose
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 6.4 - Special precautions for storage
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 6.6 - Special precautions for disposal and other handling
  • Change to section 9 - Date of renewal of authorisation
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Section 2 now contains:
Excipient: Each film-coated tablet contains 166 mg Lactose, see section 4.4.
 
3rd line now reads:
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
 
Section 3, line 2 now reads:
White to off-white film-coated tablets, centrally tapered oblong, biconvex, with a single breakline on both sides.
 
Section 3 now contains:
The tablet can be divided into equal halves.
 
Section 4.2 Children and adolescents now reads:
Ebixa is not recommended for use in children below 18 years due to lack of data on safety and efficacy.
 
mL changed to ml
memantine changed to Ebixa
 
Section 4.4:
mL changed to ml
 
Now added:
Excipients: The tablets contain lactose monohydrate. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
 
Section 4.6
levels, which
 
Section 4.7
memantine changed to Ebixa
 
Section 4.8
memantine changed to Ebixa
 
Now added:
Within each frequency grouping, undesirable effects are presented in order of decreasing seriousness.
 
New table of AEs:

Nervous system disorders

Common

Dizziness

 

Uncommon

Gait abnormal

 

Very rare

Seizures

Gastrointestinal disorders

Common

Constipation

 

Uncommon

Vomiting

 

Not known

Pancreatitis2

Infections and infestations

Uncommon.

Fungal infections

Vascular disorders

Common

Hypertension

 

Uncommon

Venous thrombosis/thromboembolism

General disorders and administration site conditions

Common

Headache

 

Uncommon

Fatigue

Psychiatric disorders

Common

Somnolence

 

Uncommon

Uncommon

Confusion

Hallucinations1

 

Not known

Psychotic reactions2

 
 Less than or equals sign changed to <
 
Section 4.9 now reads:

Only limited experience with overdose is available from clinical studies and post-marketing experience.

 

Symptoms: Relative large overdoses (200mg and 105mg/day for 3 days, respectively) have been associated with either only symptoms of tiredness, weakness and/or diarrhoea or no symptoms. In the overdose cases below 140mg or unknown dose the patients revealed symptoms from central nervous system (confusion, drowsiness, somnolence, vertigo, agitation, aggression, hallucination, and gait disturbance) and/or of gastrointestinal origin (vomiting and diarrhoea)

 

In the most extreme case of overdosage, the patient survived the oral intake of a total of 2000 mg memantine with effects on the central nervous system (coma for 10 days, and later diplopia and agitation). The patient received symptomatic treatment and plasmapheresis. The patient recovered without permanent sequelae.

 

In another case of a large overdose, the patient also survived and recovered. The patient had received 400 mg memantine orally. The patient experienced central nervous system symptoms such as restlessness, psychosis, visual hallucinations, proconvulsiveness, somnolence, stupor, and unconsciousness.

 

Treatment: In the event of overdosage, treatment should be symptomatic. No specific antidote for intoxication or overdose is available. Standard clinical procedures to remove drug material, e.g. gastric lavage, carbo medicinalis (interruption of potential entero-hepatic recirculation), acidification of urine, forced diuresis should be used as appropriate.

 

In case of signs and symptoms of general CNS overstimulation, careful symptomatic clinical treatment should be considered.

 
Section 5.2:
mL changed to ml
 
Sentence moved:
Linearity: Studies in volunteers have demonstrated linear pharmacokinetics in the dose range of 10 to 40 mg.
Section 5.3
levels, which
 
Section 6.4 now reads:
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
 
Section 6.6 heading now reads:
Special precautions for disposal
 
Section 9:

Date of first authorisation: 15/05/2002

Date of last renewal:  March 2007
 
Section 10:
April 2007
 
 
 

Updated on 12 December 2006 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to marketing authorisation holder address

Updated on 7 December 2006 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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Changes to table in Section 4.8:
 

Body as a whole – general disorders

Common

Headache

 

Uncommon

Fatigue

Infections and infestations

Uncommon

Fungal Infections

Psychiatric disorders

Common

Somnolence

 

Uncommon

Uncommon

Not known

Confusion

Hallucinations1

Psychotic reactions²

Vascular disorders

Common

Uncommon

Hypertension

Venous thrombosis/thromboembolism

Gastro-intestinal system disorders

Common

Constipation

 

Uncommon

Vomiting

 

Not known

Pancreatitis2

Central & Peripheral nervous system disorders

Common

Dizziness

 

Uncommon

Gait abnormal

 

Very rare

Seizures

Updated on 29 November 2006 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container
  • Change to section 8 - MA number

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Section 6.5 now reads:

Blister packs containing either 7, 10, 14 or 20 tablets per blister strip. Pack sizes of 28, 30, 49 x 1, 50, 56, 56 x 1, 98 x 1, 100, 100 x 1, 112 or 1000 (20 x 50) tablets are presented.  The pack sizes 49 x 1, 56 x 1, 98 x 1 and 100 x 1 film-coated tablets are presented in unit dose blister.
 
Section 8:
 
EU/1/02/219/014-015
 
has been added.

Updated on 29 November 2006 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to packaging

Updated on 24 May 2006 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects

Updated on 11 May 2006 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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

Updated on 7 April 2006 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Change to, or new use for medicine

Updated on 23 January 2006 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.1 - Therapeutic indications
  • Change to section 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties

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Updated on 15 August 2005 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • Improved electronic presentation

Updated on 19 August 2004 PIL

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for medicines.ie

Updated on 6 August 2004 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects

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

Updated on 28 January 2004 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Correction of spelling/typing errors

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

Updated on 18 December 2003 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container

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

Updated on 16 June 2003 SmPC

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for medicines.ie

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