Zydus receives approvals from the USFDA for Atorvastatin Calcium Tablets and Dimethyl Fumarate Delayed-Release Capsules

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 22-11-2018 14:50:00 IST

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.

About Zydus Cadila:

Zydus Cadila is an innovative, global pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of healthcare therapies. The group employs nearly 23000 people worldwide and is dedicated to creating healthier communities globally. Zydus aspires to be a research—based pharmaceutical company by 2020


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