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Cipla gets USFDA approval for HIV drug

Cipla in a BSE filing said it has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets.

business Updated: Jan 29, 2018 12:39 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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The drug manufactured by Cipla is menat to treat HIV -1 infection in adults and paediatric patients 12 years of age and older.(Shutterstock/file)

Drug major Cipla on Monday said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets, used to treat HIV-1 infections in adults.

Cipla in a BSE filing said it has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for tenofovir disoproxil fumarate tablets, 300 mg.

These tablets are AB-rated generic equivalents of Gilead Sciences’ Viread Tablets, 300 mg, and are indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV -1 infection in adults and paediatric patients 12 years of age and older.

Citing IMS Health data, the company said Viread Tablets, 300mg, had US sales of approximately USD 725 million for the 12-month period ending November 2017.

The company’s stock was trading 0.55 per cent higher at Rs 621.55 per scrip on the BSE. PTI SVK ANS MR

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 12:39 IST