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Glenmark gets USFDA's approval to sell generic blood pressure medicine

Glenmark's tablets will be manufactured by company's manufacturing facility located in Goa

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Glenmark today said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for its generic version Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets, used in treatment of high blood pressure.

The approval granted by the US Food and Drug Administration to Glenmark Inc is for multiple strengths of 5 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg, the company said in a statement.

These are the generic equivalent of Benicar Tablets of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Glenmark's Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets will be manufactured by the company's manufacturing facility located in Goa, India, it added.

Citing IMS Health sales data for the 12-month period ended March 2017, the company said Benicar achieved annual sales of about $950 million.

Glenmark's current portfolio consists of 115 products authorised for distribution in the US market and approximately 69 ANDA's (Abbreviated New Drug Application) pending approval with the USFDA.

Shares of Glenmark were trading 2.17 per cent up at Rs 625.20 on BSE.

First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 11:50 IST