Generic Products (December 2017)

Pharmacy Times, December 2017 Heart Health, Volume 83, Issue 12

Read about the new Generic Products featured in December.

SEVELAMER CARBONATE

MARKETED BY: Winthrop US

COMPARE TO: Renvela (Sanofi)

INDICATION: Winthrop US, a Sanofi company, has announced the availability of Sevelamer Carbonate 800-mg tablets, the authorized generic of Renvela. Renvela is indicated for the control of phosphorus levels in adults and children 6 and older with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.

DOSAGE: Tablet: 800 mg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: winthropus.com

MELODETTA 24 FE

MARKETED BY: Amneal Pharmaceuticals

COMPARE TO: Minastrin 24 Fe (Allergan)

INDICATION: Amneal has launched generic Melodetta 24 Fe, its AB-rated therapeutic equivalent for Minastrin 24 Fe. Minastrin 24 Fe is indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy.

DOSAGE: Tablets: 1 mg/20 mcg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: amneal.com

APREPITANT CAPSULES, USP

MARKETED BY: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

COMPARE TO: Emend (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp)

INDICATION: The FDA has approved Glenmark Pharmaceuticals aprepitant capsules USP, 40 mg, 80 mg, and 125 mg, the generic version of Emend capsules. Emend is indicated, in combination with other antiemetic agents, in patients 12 and older for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including high-dose cisplatin, as well as nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. It is also indicated for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.

DOSAGE: Capsules: 40, 80, and 125 mg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: glenmarkpharma.com

CLOFARABINE INJECTION

MARKETED BY: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd

COMPARE TO: Clolar (Genzyme Corp)

INDICATION: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has launched Clorfarabine Injection, a chemotherapy treatment for cancer, including leukemia.

DOSAGE: Injection, 20 mL flint vials containing 20 mg of clofarabine in 20 mL of solution (1mg/mL)

FOR MORE INFORMATION: drreddys.com