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Cadila Healthcare gets USFDA nod for droxidopa capsules

Cadila Healthcare has received final approval from the drug regulatory body, United States Food and Drug Administration to market droxidopa capsules, 100 mg, 200 mg, and 300 mg (US RLD: Northera Capsules). Droxidopa capsules works by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels and increasing blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure that causes severe dizziness or a light-headed feeling. It is indicated for use in people with conditions of the nervous system that can cause low blood pressure (such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy, autonomic failure, and others).

The drug will be manufactured at the Group’s formulation manufacturing facility at the SEZ, Ahmedabad (Gujarat). The group now has 312 approvals and has so far filed over 400 ANDAs since the commencement of the filing process in FY 2003-04. Cadila Healthcare reported 40.6 percent rise in consolidated net profit to `512.50 crore on a 6.2 percent rise in net sales to ₹3753.70 crore in Q3 FY21 over Q3 FY20.

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