Mumbai, Baltimore: Lupin Limited (Lupin), global pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has received tentative approval for its Empagliflozin and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release (ER) Tablets, 5 mg/1000 mg, 10 mg/1000 mg, 12.5 mg/1000 mg, and 25 mg/1000 mg, from the United States Food and Drug Administration, to market a generic equivalent of Synjardy® XR Tablets, 5 mg/1000 mg, 10 mg/1000 mg, 12.5 mg/1000 mg, and 25 mg/1000 mg, of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The product will be manufactured at Lupin’s Nagpur facility in India.
Empagliflozin and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release (ER) Tablets, 5 mg/1000 mg, 10 mg/1000 mg, 12.5 mg/1000 mg, and 25 mg/1000 mg, are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus when treatment with both empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride is appropriate.
Empagliflozin and Metformin Hydrochloride ER Tablets (RLD: Synjardy®XR) had estimated annual sales of USD 357 million in the U.S. (IQVIA MAT November 2020).
Lupin is an innovation-led transnational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, India. The Company develops and commercializes a wide range of branded and generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs in over 100 markets in the U.S., India, South Africa and across Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Europe and Middle-East regions.
The Company enjoys leadership position in the cardiovascular, anti-diabetic, and respiratory segments and has significant presence in the anti-infective, gastro-intestinal (GI), central nervous system (CNS) and women’s health areas. Lupin is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical company in the U.S. by prescriptions and 5th in India by global revenues. The Company invests 9.6 % of its revenues on research and development.
Lupin has fifteen manufacturing sites, seven research centers, more than 20,000 professionals working globally, and has been consistently recognized as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in the Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals sector.
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