Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Announces its Launch of Saxagliptin and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in the U.S.

 

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, NSEIFSC: DRREDDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as "Dr. Reddy's"), today announced its launch of Saxagliptin and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets in the U.S. market, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of KOMBIGLYZE® XR (saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride extended release) tablets, approved by U. S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Dr. Reddy’s Saxagliptin and Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets are supplied in a strength of 2.5 mg/1000 mg in bottle count of 60 and strengths of 5 mg/500 mg and 5 mg/1000 mg each in bottle counts of 30.

Please click here to see the full prescribing information, including boxed warning: https://drreddys.com/pil/150092247-PIL-Saxagl-Met-HCL-ER-Tab-US_V3_fn.pdf.

WARNING: LACTIC ACIDOSIS

See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.

 

  • Post-marketing cases of metformin-associated lactic acidosis have resulted in death, hypothermia, hypotension, and resistant bradyarrhythmias. Symptoms included malaise, myalgias, respiratory distress, somnolence, and abdominal pain. Laboratory abnormalities included elevated blood lactate levels, anion gap acidosis, increased lactate/pyruvate ratio; and metformin plasma levels generally >5 mcg/mL. (5.1)
  • Risk factors include renal impairment, concomitant use of certain drugs, age >65 years old, radiological studies with contrast, surgery and other procedures, hypoxic states, excessive alcohol intake, and hepatic impairment. Steps to reduce the risk of and manage metformin-associated lactic acidosis in these high-risk groups are provided in the Full Prescribing Information. (5.1)
  • If lactic acidosis is suspected, discontinue saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets and institute general supportive measures in a hospital setting. Prompt hemodialysis is recommended. (5.1)

KOMBIGLYZE® is a registered trademark of the AstraZeneca group of companies.

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About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, NSEIFSC: DRREDDY) is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, India. Established in 1984, we are committed to providing access to affordable and innovative medicines. Driven by our purpose of ‘Good Health Can’t Wait’, we offer a portfolio of products and services including APIs, generics, branded generics, biosimilars and OTC. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, China, Brazil and Europe. As a company with a history of deep science that has led to several industry firsts, we continue to plan ahead and invest in businesses of the future. As an early adopter of sustainability and ESG actions, we released our first Sustainability Report in 2004. Our current ESG goals aim to set the bar high in environmental stewardship; access and affordability for patients; diversity; and governance. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com.

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Contacts

INVESTOR RELATIONS
RICHA PERIWAL
richaperiwal@drreddys.com

MEDIA RELATIONS
USHA IYER
USHAIYER@DRREDDYS.COM

 
 

Source: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.

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