Generic Products (December 2018)
MARKETED BY: Aurobindo Pharma Ltd
COMPARE TO: Norvir
INDICATION: FDA officials have approved ritonavir tablets as an AB-rated generic equivalent to AbbVie Inc’s Norvir to treat HIV. The drug works by preventing new viruses from becoming a mature form of HIV. Ritonavir does not cure HIV but may reduce illnesses and symptoms related to the viral infection and prevent the progression to AIDS.
DOSAGE FORM: Tablets
FOR MORE INFORMATION: aurobindousa.com
ESMOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE IN SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION
MARKETED BY: Mylan N.V.
COMPARE TO: Brevibloc
INDICATION: The FDA has approved Mylan’s esmolol hydrochloride in sodium chloride injection as a generic equivalent to Baxter’s Brevibloc. The injection is indicated for the short-term treatment of uncontrolled ventricular rates in supraventricular tachycardia, such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutters, noncompensatory sinus tachycardia, and perioperative tachycardia with hypertension. The injection is available in a 2500-mg/250-mL single-dose plastic bag and a 2000-mg/100-mL single-dose plastic bag.
DOSAGE FORM: Injection
FOR MORE INFORMATION: mylan.com
ESTRADIOL VAGINAL INSERTS
MARKETED BY: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc
COMPARE TO: Vagifem
INDICATION: Glenmark recently received FDA approval for its generic estradiol vaginal inserts to treat symptoms of menopause. The hormonal drug is inserted into the vagina to directly relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness and to rebuild tissue. The inserts help relieve other symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flashes, mood changes, and sleep problems.
DOSAGE FORM: Vaginal insert
FOR MORE INFORMATION: glenmarkpharma-us.com
SOFOSBUVIR 400 MG/ VELPATASVIR 100 MG AND LEDIPASVIR 90 MG/ SOFOSBUVIR 400 MG
MARKETED BY: Gilead Sciences, Inc
COMPARE TO: Epclusa and Harvoni
INDICATION: Gilead Sciences, Inc, announced its plans to launch generic versions of its costly treatments for hepatitis C virus (HCV). Sofosbuvir 400 mg/velpatasvir 100 mg will be generically equivalent to Epclusa, and ledipasvir 90 mg/ sofosbuvir 400 mg will be generically equivalent to Harvoni. The drugs are expected to be available by January 2019 at a list price of $24,000, allowing patients to save up to $2500 in out-of-pocket costs per therapy course. The generic launch will expand access to lifesaving drugs.
DOSAGE FORM: Tablet
FOR MORE INFORMATION: harvoni.com