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VMD Medicines Update - May 2020

News Medicines
07 Jul 2020 BEVA

New MAs and changes made and published to end of May 2020

The points below highlight changes in marketing authorisations (MAs) that may have a significant impact on veterinary surgeons’ prescribing decisions.

New marketing authorisations

New marketing authorisations relevant to veterinary surgeons in the UK that were issued or published in May are listed in Table 1.

Table 1 also indicates where a public assessment report should become available for a product. Where available, links to these reports are accessible by clicking on the relevant product on the VMD’s Product Information Database.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) publishes European Public Assessment Reports (EPARs) for every veterinary medicine which is authorised through a centralised procedure. Links to these reports are accessible here.

Marketing Authorisations issued/published in May 2020

VetOne Fluriso 1000 mg/g inhalation vapour liquid

  • (Product indicated for use in Cats, Chinchilla, Dogs, Ferrets, Gerbil, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Horses, Mice, Ornamental Birds, Rats, Reptiles)  
  • Active substance: Isoflurane
  • Authorisation holder: Piramal Critical Care Ltd.
  • Public Assessment Report to be made available from VMD: Yes

 Please note that there may be a delay between the issuing of a marketing authorisation to a company and the product being placed on the market.

In prescribing these veterinary medicines, veterinary surgeons should be aware that changes to the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC), labels and leaflets may, in certain cases, change how the medicines should be used. The timing of when such changes have to be taken into account will depend on the circumstances, but as a general rule unless a prescriber has been advised otherwise by the manufacturer or the VMD the labelling instructions on the pack from which the product is dispensed should be followed.


VMD contact for this article: Vivienne Saville; v.saville@vmd.gov.uk