Glenmark gets USFDA nod for chest pain tablets

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 6:32 PM

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said its US arm has received final approval from USFDA for its Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets used for preventing chest pain due to coronary artery disease.

glenmark, glenmark usfda nod, glenmark usfda approval, usfda approval for glenmarkGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc has received final approval by the US health regulator for Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets USP in the strengths of 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg. (Source: IE)

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said its US arm has received final approval from USFDA for its Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets used for preventing chest pain due to coronary artery disease. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc has received final approval by the US health regulator for Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets USP in the strengths of 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg, the company said in a statement. The tablets are generic versions of Pfizer Inc’s Nitrostat sublingual tablets in the same strengths, it added.

According to IMS health sales data for the 12 months ended July, the Nitrostat sublingual tablets 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg (brand and all available therapeutic equivalents) achieved annual sales of around USD 112.7 million, Glenmark said.

The company’s current portfolio consists of 125 products authorised for distribution in the US marketplace and 61 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) which are pending approval with the USFDA, it added.

Shares of Glenmark Pharmaceuticals were at Rs 612.25 per scrip in the afternoon trade on BSE, down 0.52 per cent from previous close.

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