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Zydus Cadila gets tentative US FDA nod for diabetes drug Linagliptin

Zydus Cadila said the drug will be produced at the group's formulations manufacturing facility at SEZ, Ahmedabad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Cadila Healthcare

Drug firm Friday said it has received tentative approval from the US health regulator to market Linagliptin and Metformin Hydrochloride tablets, used to control of blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has granted tentative approval to market the drug in strengths of 2.5 mg/500 mg, 2.5 mg/850 mg and 2.5 mg/ 1,000 mg, Cadila Healthcare said in a BSE filing.

said the drug will be produced at the group's formulations manufacturing facility at special economic zone (SEZ), Ahmedabad.

The group has more than 221 approvals, and so far filed over 330 (ANDAs) since it started filings in 2003-04.

Shares of Cadila Healthcare, the listed entity of the group, were trading 0.73 per cent higher at Rs 378.20 apiece on BSE.

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 12:00 IST
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