Mumbai: Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today that it has received final approval for its Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets, 5 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market generic version of Benicar® tablets, 5 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg.
Lupin’s Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets, 5 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg are the AB rated generic equivalent of Daiichi Sankyo Inc.’s Benicar® tablets. It is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, alone or with other antihypertensive agents, to lower blood pressure.
Benicar® tablets had US sales of USD 1,036 million (IMS MAT December 2016).
About Lupin Limited
Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.
Lupin is the 5th and the 6th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization (December 31st, 2016, Bloomberg) and sales globally (September 30th, 2016, Bloomberg). The Company is the 5th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (4.3% market share – IMS MAT December 2016); the 2nd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by revenues; the 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical company in South Africa (IMS Health, March 2016). For the financial year ended 31st March, 2016, Lupin’s Consolidated sales and Net profit stood at Rs. 136,539 million (USD 2.09 billion) and Rs. 22,607 million (USD 345 million) respectively.
CIN: L24100MH1983PLC029442 Registered Office: Lupin Ltd, 3rd Floor, Kalpataru Inspire, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055.
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Benicar® is a registered trademark of Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited.