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Posaconazole SP

Active Substance: posaconazole
Common Name: posaconazole
ATC Code: J02AC04
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Schering-Plough Europe
Active Substance: posaconazole
Status: Withdrawn
Authorisation Date: 2005-10-25
Therapeutic Area: Aspergillosis Coccidioidomycosis Candidiasis Mycoses
Pharmacotherapeutic Group: Antimycotics for systemic use

Therapeutic Indication

Posaconazole SP is indicated for use in the treatment of the following fungal infections in adults (see section 5.1):
- Invasive aspergillosis in patients with disease that is refractory to amphotericin B or itraconazole or in patients who are intolerant of these medicinal products;
- Fusariosis in patients with disease that is refractory to amphotericin B or in patients who are intolerant of amphotericin B;
- Chromoblastomycosis and mycetoma in patients with disease that is refractory to itraconazole or in patients who are intolerant of itraconazole;
- Coccidioidomycosis in patients with disease that is refractory to amphotericin B, itraconazole or fluconazole or in patients who are intolerant of these medicinal products;
- Oropharyngeal candidiasis: as first-line therapy in patients who have severe disease or are immunocompromised, in whom response to topical therapy is expected to be poor.
Refractoriness is defined as progression of infection or failure to improve after a minimum of 7 days of prior therapeutic doses of effective antifungal therapy.
Posaconazole SP is also indicated for prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections in the following patients:
- Patients receiving remission-induction chemotherapy for acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) expected to result in prolonged neutropenia and who are
at high risk of developing invasive fungal infections;
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients who are undergoing high-dose immunosuppressive therapy for graft versus host disease and who are at high risk of developing invasive fungal infections.

The marketing authorisation for Posaconazole SP has lapsed because it has not been marketed in the European Union in the three years following the granting of the authorisation.

Source: European Medicines Agency

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