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USFDA approves Cipla’s generic version of cancer drug

According to IQVIA (IMS Health), Revlimid (Lenalidomide) Capsules had US sales of approximately $ 2.58 billion for the 12-month period ending June 2022. The product will be available for shipping soon, the company stated.

USFDA approves Cipla’s generic version of cancer drug
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Cipla Limited on Wednesday announced that it has received final approval for its generic version of Lenalidomide Capsule 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 25 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

According to the company’s press statement, Cipla’s Lenalidomide Capsules are the AB-rated therapeutic equivalent generic version of Bristol Myers Squibb’s (Celgene) Revlimid (Lenalidomide) Capsules.

Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory prescription drug that is indicated for several hematological malignancies in adults such as Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic syndromes, Mantle cell lymphoma, Follicular lymphoma, and Marginal Zone lymphoma.

Depending on the type of cancer, it can be used as monotherapy or combination as a part of first line regimen, maintenance regimen or relapsed settings, the company claims.

However, Lenalidomide capsules are not to be used by pregnant women. It is not known if lenalidomide is safe and effective for children. Lenalidomide Capsules should not be used to treat people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) outside of a controlled clinical trial.

According to IQVIA (IMS Health), Revlimid (Lenalidomide) Capsules had US sales of approximately $ 2.58 billion for the 12-month period ending June 2022. The product will be available for shipping soon, the company stated.

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