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EMA (European Medicines Agency)

Indication(s)

Treatment of influenza
Ebilfumin is indicated in adults and children including full-term neonates who present with symptoms typical of influenza, when influenza virus is circulating in the community. Efficacy has been demonstrated when treatment is initiated within two days of first onset of symptoms.


Prevention of influenza
- Post-exposure prevention in individuals 1 year of age or older following contact with a clinically diagnosed influenza case when influenza virus is circulating in the community.
- The appropriate use of Ebilfumin for prevention of influenza should be determined on a case by case basis by the circumstances and the population requiring protection. In exceptional situations (e.g. in case of a mismatch between the circulating and vaccine virus strains, and a pandemic situation) seasonal prevention could be considered in individuals one year of age or older.
- Ebilfumin is indicated for post-exposure prevention of influenza in infants less than 1 year of age during a pandemic influenza outbreak.


Ebilfumin is not a substitute for influenza vaccination.
The use of antivirals for the treatment and prevention of influenza should be determined on the basis of official recommendations. Decisions regarding the use of oseltamivir for treatment and prophylaxis should take into consideration what is known about the characteristics of the circulating influenza viruses, available information on influenza drug susceptibility patterns for each season and the impact of the disease in different geographical areas and patient populations.

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Category Value
Agency product number EMEA/H/C/003717
Orphan designation No
Date First Approved 22-05-2014
Type Medicinal product subject to medical prescription
Marketing authorisation holder Actavis Group PTC ehf