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PRAC recommends new measures to minimise risk of rare but serious liver injury with Esmya for fibroids

Regular liver function testing required during treatment

The PRAC has completed its review of Esmya (ulipristal acetate), used to treat moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids (benign tumours of the womb), following reports of serious liver injury.

After considering all the evidence, the PRAC concluded that the medicine must not be used in women with liver problems and that certain other patients may start new treatment courses provided they have regular liver tests. In addition, PRAC recommended that Esmya should be used for more than one treatment course only in women who are not eligible for surgery.

The PRAC’s recommendations will now be forwarded to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) for the adoption of EMA’s final opinion, and this will then go to the European Commission for a final legal decision. A letter will be sent to doctors to inform them of the new restrictions of use, which will become applicable after a Commission decision is issued.

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PRAC recommends new measures to minimise risk of rare but serious liver injury with Esmya for fibroids

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