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Zydus Receives USFDA Approvals for Atorvastatin Tablets and Dimethyl Fumarate Capsules

Zydus Cadila has received the final approval from the USFDA to market Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets in the strengths of 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg (US RLD – Lipitor). It will be manufactured at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at Moraiya, Ahmedabad. Atorvastatin is used along with a proper diet to help lower bad cholesterol and fats (such as LDL, triglycerides) and raise good cholesterol (HDL) in the blood. It belongs to a group of drugs known as statins. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. Lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides and raising good cholesterol decreases the risk of heart disease and helps prevent strokes and heart attacks. The group also received a tentative approval for Dimethyl Fumarate Delayed-Release Capsules, 120 mg and 240 mg (US RLD – TECFIDERA capsules). It will be manufactured at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at SEZ, Ahmedabad. Dimethyl Fumarate is indicated for the treatment of patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis. The group now has 233 approvals and has so far filed over 340 ANDAs since the commencement of the filing process in FY 2003-04. – Medical Buyer Bureau

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