EMA- Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for Spedra, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in adult men.

New Drug Approvals

AVANAFIL, SPEDRA

On 25 April 2013, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion, recommending the granting of a marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Spedra, 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, tablet intended for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in adult men.

The applicant for this medicinal product is VIVUS BV.

They may request a re-examination of any CHMP opinion, provided they notify the European Medicines Agency in writing of their intention within 15 days of receipt of the opinion. The active substance of Spedra is avanafil, a selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) type 5 inhibitor that leads to higher cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific PDE5 levels. This enhances smooth muscle relaxation, which results in an inflow of blood into the penile tissues, thereby producing an erection. The benefit with Spedra is its effect on the ability of men with erectile dysfunction to achieve and maintain an…

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