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Drug firm Lupin gets US FDA approval to market generic HIV drug

The product will be manufactured at the company's facility in Nagpur

US FDA | drugs | HIV

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


Drug firm Lupin on Monday said it has received a nod from the US health regulator to market generic Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil

Fumarate tablets used for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) -1 infection in the American market.

The company has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market its Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate tablets, 200 mg/300 mg, Lupin said in a regulatory filing.

The product is a generic version of Gilead Sciences Inc's Truvada tablets in the same strength, it added.

The product will be manufactured at the company's facility in Nagpur, the filing said.

Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate tablets had estimated annual sales of USD 2.1 billion in the US, it added.

"Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate tablets, 200 mg/300 mg, are indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. It is also used for pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV-1 infection," Lupin said.

Shares of Lupin Ltd were trading at Rs 1,235 per scrip on BSE, up 0.30 percent from its previous close.

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First Published: Mon, June 07 2021. 16:51 IST