Generic Product News

JUNE 15, 2010

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Capsules USP

Marketed by:
Teva Pharmaceuticals (North Wales, PA)

Compared to:
Flomax Capsules (Astellas Pharma)

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the introduction and availability of Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (HCI) Capsules USP. This product is AB-rated and bioequivalent to Flomax Capsules. Tamsulosin HCl Capsules are available in a 0.4-mg strength, in a bottle size of 100. Tamsulosin HCI Capsules are indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tamsulosin HCI Capsules are not indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Capsules: 0.4 mg

For More Information:
888-TEVA USA (888-838-2872)

Losartan Potassium and Losartan Potassium-hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Marketed by:
Sandoz Inc (Princeton, NJ)

Compared to:
Cozaar and Hyzaar (Merck & Co Inc)

Sandoz Inc announced the US introduction of losartan potassium and losartan potassium-hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) tablets, authorized generic equivalents of Merck’s Cozaar and Hyzaar. Losartan potassium and losartan potassium-HCTZ tablets are intended for the treatment of hypertension. Losartan potassium tablets may be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, including diuretics. Losartan potassium- HCTZ tablets also are indicated to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, but there is evidence that this benefit does not apply to black patients.

Dosage Form:
Losartan potassium tablets: 25, 50, and 100 mg
Losartan potassium-HCTZ tablets: 50-mg/12.5-mg, 100-mg/12.5-mg, and 100-mg/25-mg strengths

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Hydrocortisone Acetate/Pramoxine HCl Cream

Distributed by:
Perrigo Co (Allegan, MI)

Authorized Generic to:
Analpram HC Cream

Perrigo Co announced that it has been named as an authorized generic partner by Ferndale Laboratories and has launched an authorized generic of Analpram HC Cream (hydrocortisone acetate/pramoxine HCl cream). Analpram HC Cream is a topical anesthetic and corticosteroid combination and is indicated for the relief of inflammatory and pruritic manifestations of corticosteroid-responsive dermatoses.

How Supplied:
Hydrocortisone acetate 2.5%/pramoxine HCl 1% cream is available in 1-oz tubes and cartons of 12 and 30 4-g single-use tubes; hydrocortisone acetate 1%/pramoxine HCl 1% cream is available in 1-oz tubes

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Heather (Norethindrone Tablets)

Marketed by:
Glenmark Generics Inc USA, a subsidiary of Glenmark Generics Ltd (Mumbai, India)

Compared to:
Nor-QD (Watson Pharmaceuticals) Indication: Glenmark Generics Inc USA, a subsidiary of Glenmark Generics Ltd, announced that the FDA granted approval for Norethindrone tablets 0.35 mg, their generic version of Nor-QD. The product will be marketed under the trade name Heather. Glenmark is currently the only Indian company to be granted approval of an abbreviated new drug application for an oral contraceptive product. Norethindrone tablets are a progestin-only oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy. Patients should be counseled that oral contraceptives do not protect against transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Dosage Form:
Norethindrone tablets, 0.35 mg, are available in 28-tablet dispensers

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