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Zydus Cadila gets US health regulator nod to market high blood pressure treatment drug

Zydus Cadila has received the green signal from the US health regulator to market Doxazosin tablets, used for the treatment of high blood pressure and urinary retention associated with enlargement of the prostate gland.


By   |  Updated On : July 08, 2017 05:11 PM
Zydus Cadila - File Photo

Zydus Cadila - File Photo

New Delhi :  

Pharma giant Zydus Cadila has received the green signal from the US health regulator to market Doxazosin tablets, used for the treatment of high blood pressure and urinary retention associated with enlargement of the prostate gland.

The company "has received the final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Doxazosin tablets USP, 1 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, and 8 mg", ZydusCadila said in a statement.

The drug is used to treat high blood pressure and urinary retention associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, it added. The company has also received the tentative approval from the USFDA to market Lurasidone Hydrochloride Tablets in the strengths of 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, and 120 mg, ZydusCadila said.

The drug is used in the treatment of schizophrenia, it added. Both Doxazosin tablets and Lurasidone Hydrochloride tablets will be produced at the group's formulations manufacturing facility at the Pharma SEZ in Ahmedabad, Zydus Cadila said.

The group now has more than 120 approvals and has so far filed over 300 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs), it added.

First Published: Saturday, July 08, 2017 05:08 PM

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