Lupin gets US FDA approval to market generic diabetes drug in the US

Topics Lupin | Diabetes drug | USFDA

The product is a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc's Jardiance tablets

Drug maker Lupin on Tuesday said it has received approval from the US health regulator to market a generic diabetes drug in America.

The Mumbai-based company has received a tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Empagliflozin tablets, in strengths of 10 mg and 25 mg, Lupin said in a statement.

The product is a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc's Jardiance tablets which are indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

As per IQVIA MAT March 2020 data, the drug had an annual sales of around $4,368 million in the US.

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