Glenmark gets USFDA nod for generic blood pressure medicine
Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals were trading 2.17 percent up at Rs 625.20 on BSE
New Delhi, May 26 (PTI) Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for its generic version Olmesartan Medoxomil Tablets, used in treatment of high blood pressure.
The approval granted by the US Food and Drug Administration to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc is for multiple strengths of 5 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg, the company said in a statement.
These are generic equivalent of Benicar Tablets of Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Glenmark's Olmesartan Medoxomil tablets will be manufactured by the company's manufacturing facility located in Goa, India, it added.
Citing IMS Health sales data for the 12-month period ended March 2017, the company said Benicar achieved annual sales of about USD 950 million.
Glenmark's current portfolio consists of 115 products authorised for distribution in the US market and approximately 69 ANDA's (Abbreviated New Drug Application) pending approval with the USFDA.
Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals were trading 2.17 percent up at Rs 625.20 on BSE.
According to WHO, the number of people living with hypertension has doubled since 1990s and currently stands at 1.28 billion
Those who suffer from hypertension are advised to follow a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and reduce their salt intake as well. Oranges, cucumber, garlic and tomatoes can be extremely beneficial for controlling high blood pressure.
When hypertension occurs, the flow of the blood against the arteries is fast enough to cause sudden chronic heart disease