Medicinal product for the treatment of adults with life-threatening haemorrhage who have been treated with the anticoagulants apixaban or rivaroxaban
Public Summary SwissPAR dated 19.03.2021
Ondexxya® (active substance: andexanet alfa)
Temporary authorisation in Switzerland: 2 December 2020
About the medicinal product
The medicinal product Ondexxya contains the active substance andexanet alfa.
The anticoagulants apixaban or rivaroxaban can be used for patients with an increased risk of thrombosis (blood clots). In the event of uncontrollable bleeding, Ondexxya reverses the effect of these anticoagulants. This restores the patient’s natural blood clotting ability and the bleeding can be stopped.
Ondexxya is administered as a solution for infusion through the veins. The treatment is carried out exclusively in hospitals with medical monitoring.
Information on authorisation
In deciding whether to authorise the medicinal product Ondexxya, Swissmedic took into account the assessments of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the US Food and Drug Administration ((FDA) and the corresponding product information.
The medicinal product Ondexxya was temporarily authorised in Switzerland (Art. 9a TPA), as not all clinical trials had been completed at the time of authorisation.
The temporary authorisation is contingent on the timely submission of the data requested by Swissmedic. Once these authorisation conditions have been met, the temporary authorisation can be converted into an ordinary authorisation.
Since the assessment of the clinical data was based on the assessment reports of the foreign partner authorities, the preconditions for a SwissPAR (Swiss Public Assessment Report) and a resulting Public Summary SwissPAR are not fully met. Swissmedic refers to the authorisation of the foreign comparator products.
Further information on the medicinal product
Information for healthcare professionals:
Healthcare professionals (doctors, pharmacists and others) can answer any further questions.
Ondexxya® (active substance: andexanet alfa) (PDF, 220 kB, 19.03.2021)First authorisation
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