Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited on Thursday announced that it has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution.
The ANDA was filed by Aleor Dermaceuticals Limited (Aleor) which was amalgamated with Alembic.
“The approved ANDA is therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD), Pennsaid Topical Solution, 2% w/w, of Horizon Therapeutics Ireland DAC (Horizon). Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution is indicated for the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). Refer to our label for full indication. Aleor had previously received tentative approval for this ANDA,” the pharma company said on Thursday.
The medication is used to relieve joint pain from arthritis and it comes under nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution USP, 2% w/w has an estimated market size of US$512 million for twelve months ending Sep 2022 according to IQVIA.
The company stated that Alembic has received a cumulative total of 177 ANDA approvals (154 final approvals and 23 tentative approvals) from USFDA.