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Alembic Pharma gets final nod from USFDA for infection treatment drug

Azithromycin tablet is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for mild to moderate infections

Alembic Pharmaceuticals | USFDA

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Drug firm on Tuesday said it has received a final nod from the US health regulator for Azithromycin tablets, used for the treatment of infections.

"has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) Azithromycin Tablets USP, 600 mg," the drug firm said in a filing to BSE.

Azithromycin tablet is a macrolide antibacterial drug indicated for mild to moderate infections.

The approved ANDA is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product Zithromax tablets, 600 mg, of Pfizer, the filing said.

Citing IQVIA, the company said Azithromycin tablets USP, 600 mg have an estimated market size of $2 million for 12 months ending September 2019.

has a cumulative total of 115 ANDA approvals (103 final approvals and 12 tentative approvals) from

The shares of the company were trading at Rs 628.35 a piece on BSE in morning trade, up 2.20 per cent from the previous close.

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First Published: Tue, January 28 2020. 10:35 IST