Lupin receives FDA approval for generic Atovaquone Oral Solution USP

Deepthi | Myequity news | Date : 12-09-2018 16:40:00 IST

Pharma major Lupin announced that it has received approval for its Atovaquone Oral Suspension USP, 750 mg/5 mL from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline LLC’s Mepron Oral Suspension, 750 mg/5 mL.

Lupin’s Atovaquone Oral Suspension USP, 750 mg/5 mL is the generic version of GlaxoSmithKline LLC’s Mepron Oral Suspension, 750 mg/5 mL. It is indicated for prevention and acute oral treatment of mild-to- moderate Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients intolerant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX).

Atovaquone Oral Suspension, 750 mg/5 mL had annual sales of approximately USD 117.4 million in the US (IQVIA MAT June 2018).

About Lupin Limited:

Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.


Lupin is the 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company both in terms of market capitalization (30th June 2018, Bloomberg) and revenues (31st March 2018, Bloomberg LTM) globally. The Company is the 4th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (IQVIA MAT June 2018); 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (31st March 2018, Bloomberg LTM); 6 th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and 5th largest company in the Indian Pharmaceutical Market (IQVIA MAT June 2018).


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