This Article is From Aug 26, 2016

Lupin Gets Tentative USFDA Nod For Generic Anti-Depressant

Lupin Gets Tentative USFDA Nod For Generic Anti-Depressant

Lupin said it has received USFDA approval for its generic version of anti-depressant.

New Delhi: Pharma major Lupin on Friday said it has received tentative approval for its generic version of anti-depressant Paroxetine extended-release tablets from the US health regulator.

The tentative approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) is for multiple strengths of 12.5 mg, 25 mg and 37.5 mg of the generic version of Apotex Technologies' Paxil CR tablets of similar strengths, Lupin said in a BSE filing.

The drug is indicated for treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Citing IMS MAT data till June 2016, Lupin said Paxil CR had US sales of USD 127.4 million.

Shares of Lupin were trading at Rs 1,524.70, up 0.14 per cent in the afternoon trade on BSE.

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