Palexia 50 mg film-coated tablets *
Pharmacy Only: Prescription

  • Company:

    Grunenthal Pharma Ltd.
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    No Recent Update
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    Product subject to medical prescription which may not be renewed (A)
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    *Additional information is available within the SPC or upon request to the company

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Updated on 13 October 2021

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  • Individual PILs superseded by joint PIL

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Joint PIL UK and Ireland approved. 

Updated on 08 June 2021

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - pregnancy, breast feeding and fertility
  • Change to section 4 - how to report a side effect

Updated on 08 June 2021

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.6 - Pregnancy and lactation
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect

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Updated on 14 July 2020

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  • Change to further information section

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Name change of product in Germany (section 6 update)

Updated on 05 March 2020

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Reasons for updating

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

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Information added on sleep-related breathing disorders

Updated on 05 March 2020

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  • Change to section 2 - what you need to know - warnings and precautions

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Information added on sleep-related breathing disorders

Updated on 31 October 2019

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Section 4.8:

Added Delirium** as an adverse event of unknown frequency

** Post marketing cases of delirium were observed in patients with additional risk factors such as cancer and advanced age.

Updated on 31 October 2019

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4 - possible side effects
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

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Section 4:

Delirium added as an adverse event of unknown frequency

Updated on 20 December 2018

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 2 - interactions with other medicines, food or drink

Updated on 19 December 2018

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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

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Section 4.4

Text added on Risk from concomitant use of sedating medicinal products such as benzodiazepines or related substances.

Section 4.5

Text updated in line with CMDh recommendation on ‘Sedative medicines such as benzodiazepines or related drugs’

Updated on 05 November 2018

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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 6 - date of revision

Updated on 05 November 2018

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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 10 - Date of revision of the text

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Section 4.4: Special warnings and precautions

Seizures: The following is included 'In addition, tapentadol may increase the  seizure risk in patients taking other medicinal products that lower the seizure threshold (see section 4.5)'

 Section 4.5: Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

The following changes made:

​​PALEXIA can induce convulsions and increase the potential for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotics and other medicinal products that lower the seizure threshold to cause convulsions.

In isolated cases there have been reports of serotonin syndrome in a temporal connection with the therapeutic use of tapentadol in combination with serotinergic medicinal products such as selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants. Signs of serotonin syndrome may be for example confusion, agitation, fever, sweating, ataxia, hyperreflexia, myoclonus and diarrhea. Serotonin syndrome is likely when one of the following is observed:

  • Spontaneous clonus
  • Inducible or ocular clonus with agitation or diaphoresis
  • Tremor and hyperreflexia
  • Hypertonia and body temperature > 38oC and inducible ocular clonus

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Updated on 30 May 2018

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Reasons for updating

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

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change to marketing authorisation holder and product authorisation number

Updated on 18 May 2018

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Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6 - marketing authorisation holder
  • Change to section 6 - marketing authorisation number
  • Change to section 6 - date of revision

Updated on 09 December 2016

Reasons for updating

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

Updated on 09 December 2016

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Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product

Updated on 07 September 2016

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for new product

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Updated on 07 September 2016

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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  • Update to SPC following renewal of marketing authorisation
  • In section 10, date of revision of text changed

Updated on 07 November 2013

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 4.8 - Undesirable effects
  • Change to Section 4.8 – Undesirable effects - how to report a side effect

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Section 4.8 (undesirable effects):

 

-          The following statement is added in relation to Drug hypersensitivity - Post-marketing rare events of angioedema, anaphylaxis and anaphylactic shock have been reported.

 

 

 

-          Details on how to report side effects to the Irish medicines board is provided

Updated on 04 November 2013

Reasons for updating

  • Change to side-effects
  • Addition of information on reporting a side effect.

Updated on 30 October 2013

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 1 - Name of medicinal product
  • Change to section 2 - Qualitative and quantitative composition
  • 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 4.4 - Special warnings and precautions for use
  • Change to section 4.5 - Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
  • Change to section 4.6 - 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 5.1 - Pharmacodynamic properties
  • Change to section 5.2 - Pharmacokinetic properties
  • Change to section 5.3 - Preclinical safety data
  • Change to section 10 - Date of revision of the text

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In section 1: capitalisation of PALEXIA

In section 2: updated to current QRD template

In Section 4.1: capitalisation of PALEXIA

In section 4.2: text added on the duration of treatment

In section 4.3: capitalisation of PALEXIA and update to current QRD template

In section 4.4: capitalisation of PALEXIA, under 'seizures' wording change to state PALEXIA is not recommended in patients with a history of seizure ....', deletion of wording on concomitant treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, wording added on the concomitant use with mixed opioid agonists/antagonists.

In section 4.5: Re-wording of text on mixed opioid agonists/antagonists, deletion of text on interaction studies.

In Section 4.6: text added shown in italics - delayed development and embryotoxicity were observed at doses resulting in exaggerated pharmacology (mu-opioid-related CNS effects related to dosing above the therapeutic range).

In section 4.7: editorial changes

In section 4.8: update of drug hypersinsitivity to drug hypersensitivity including angioedema as a rare ADR. Palpitations added as a uncommon ADR.

In section 4.9: editorial changes

In section 5.1: capitalisation of PALEXIA

In section 5.2: steady state serum concentration of tapentadol are reached on the second day of the treatment regimen has been added. The combined section on metabolism and elimination has been separated into two sections.

In section 5.3: mu-opioid related CNS effects related to dosing above the therapeutic range added in relation to delayed development and embryo toxicity observed after administration of doses resulting in exaggerated pharmacology.

In section 10: revision date added as October 2013

Updated on 24 October 2013

Reasons for updating

  • Change to warnings or special precautions for use
  • Change of contraindications
  • Change to storage instructions
  • Change to side-effects
  • Change to drug interactions
  • Change to information about pregnancy or lactation
  • Change to information about driving or using machinery
  • Change to date of revision
  • Change to dosage and administration

Updated on 15 August 2013

Reasons for updating

  • Change to section 6.5 - Nature and contents of container

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Addition of two pack sizes (24 and 54)

Updated on 28 April 2011

Reasons for updating

  • New SPC for new product

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Updated on 28 April 2011

Reasons for updating

  • New PIL for new product