Lupin receives FDA approval for Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets USP
Mumbai, Baltimore, March 07, 2019:: Pharma major Lupin announced that it has received approval for its Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets USP, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg, from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Pfizer Inc’s Lipitor® Tablets, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg.
Lupin’s Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets USP 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg, is the generic version of Pfizer Inc’s Lipitor® Tablets, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg. It is indicated to lower cholesterol in blood for adults and children over 10 years of age. Atorvastatin is also prescribed to lower the risk for heart attack, stroke in patients with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other risk factors such as eye problems, kidney diseases or high blood pressure.
Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets USP, 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg had annual sales of approximately USD 696 million in the US (IQVIA MAT December 2018).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 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company in terms of market capitalization (28th December 2018, Bloomberg) and the 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company in terms of revenues (30th September 2018, Bloomberg LTM) globally. The Company is the 3rd largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions for the Total Market (IQVIA MAT December 2018); 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (30th September 2018, Bloomberg LTM); 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan (IQVIA MAT December 2018) and 5th largest company in the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IQVIA MAT December 2018).
For the financial year ended 31st March, 2018, Lupin’s Consolidated sales and Net profits before exceptional items were at Rs. 155,598 million (USD 2.41 billion) and Rs. 13,934 million (USD 216 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupin.com for more information. You could also follow us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/lupinglobal
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Lipitor® is a registered trademark of Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals.