Global pharma major Lupin Limited on Friday announced that it has launched the authorised generic version of PENNSAID (Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution), 2% w/w of Horizon Pharma Therapeutics.
The drug came into medical use in the United States in 1988. In 2020, it was the 72nd most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 9 million prescriptions.
According to IQVIA MAT October 2022, Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution, 2% w/w (RLD PENNSAID) had estimated annual sales of USD 509 million in the United States.
Pennsaid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. It is also used to treat pain in the knees caused by osteoarthritis.