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Sun Pharma gets USFDA nod for two generics

Press Trust Of India  |  New Delhi 

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries today said it had received approval from US health regulator to market generic Clarinex tablets and Tiazac capsules, used in treating nasal allergies and hypertension, respectively, in the American market.

The Mumbai-based firm has received approval from US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) to market a generic version of Schering Plough’s Clarinex tablets, Sun Pharma said in a statement.

The company has received the approval for generic Clarinex tablets in the strength of 5mg. The tablets are indicated for allergic rhinitis or allergic inflammation of the nasal airways, it said.

Allergic Rhinitis occurs when an allergen such as pollen or dust is inhaled by an individual with a sensitised immune system and triggers antibody production. Clarinex tablets (5mg) have annual sales of nearly $212 million in the US, it said.

In a separate statement, the company said it has received approval from USFDA for generic Tiazac capsules used for treating high blood pressure.

First Published: Fri, November 19 2010. 00:14 IST
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