Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announces the launch of Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP (SR) in the U.S. Market

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Sept. 5, 2019 07:54 UTC

HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) today announced the launch of Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP (SR), a therapeutically equivalent generic version of Zyban® (Bupropion Hydrochloride) Extended-Release Tablets, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

The Zyban® brand and generic had U.S. sales of approximately $5.4 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in June 2019 according to IQVIA Health*.

Dr. Reddy’s Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP (SR) are available as 150 mg dosage strength in bottle count sizes of 60.

WARNING: SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS

SUICIDALITY AND ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS

Although bupropion hydrochloride extended-release tablets (SR) is not indicated for treatment of depression, it contains the same active ingredient as the antidepressant medications WELLBUTRIN®, WELLBUTRIN® SR, and WELLBUTRIN XL®. Antidepressants increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term trials. These trials did not show an increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior with antidepressant use in subjects over age 24; there was a reduction in risk with antidepressant use in subjects aged 65 and older [see Warnings and Precautions].

In patients of all ages who are started on antidepressant therapy, monitor closely for worsening, and for emergence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Advise families and caregivers of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber [see Warnings and Precautions].

Please click here for full prescribing information including boxed warnings.

Zyban® is a trademark of GSK group of companies.

*IQVIA Retail and Non-Retail MAT June 2019.
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About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com.

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Contacts

INVESTOR RELATIONS
AMIT AGARWAL
amita@drreddys.com
(PH: +91-40-49002135)

MEDIA RELATIONS
MITALI SARKAR
mitali.sarkar@drreddys.com
(PH: +91-40- 49002121)

 

Source: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

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