Mumbai, Baltimore: Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) has received final approval for its Potassium Chloride Extended Release Capsules USP, 8 mEq and 10 mEq from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Actavis Labs FL, Inc’s Potassium Chloride Extended Release Capsules USP, 8 mEq and 10 mEq. Lupin’s US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. shall commence promoting the product in the US shortly.
Lupin’s Potassium Chloride Extended Release Capsules USP, 8 mEq and 10 mEq, are the AB rated generic equivalent of Actavis Labs FL, Inc’s Potassium Chloride Extended Release Capsules USP, 8 mEq and 10 mEq. It is indicated for the treatment of patients with hypokalemia, with or without metabolic alkalosis, in digitalis intoxications and in patients with hypokalemic familial periodic paralysis. It is also indicated for the prevention of hypokalemia in patients who would be at a particular risk.
Potassium Chloride Extended Release Capsules had US sales of USD 85.6 million (IMS MAT September 2015).
About Lupin Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing and developing 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 positions in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporin segment.
Lupin is the 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in the US (5.5% market share by prescriptions, IMS Health) and the 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by sales globally. The Company is also the fastest growing top 10 generic pharmaceutical players in Japan (ranked 8th) and South Africa (ranked 4th – IMS Health). For the financial year ended 31st March 2015, Lupin’s Consolidated turnover and Profit after Tax were 125,997 million (USD 2.06 billion) and 24,032 million (USD 393 million) respectively.
About Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LPI)
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies.
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