Generic Products (December 2017)

DECEMBER 29, 2017


SEVELAMER CARBONATE
MARKETED BY: Winthrop US
COMPARE TO: Renvela (Sanofi)
INDICATION: Winthrop US, a Sanofi company, has announced the availability of Sevelamer Carbonate 800-mg tablets, the authorized generic of Renvela. Renvela is indicated for the control of phosphorus levels in adults and children 6 and older with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis.
DOSAGE: Tablet: 800 mg
FOR MORE INFORMATION: winthropus.com



MELODETTA 24 FE
MARKETED BY: Amneal Pharmaceuticals
COMPARE TO: Minastrin 24 Fe (Allergan)
INDICATION: Amneal has launched generic Melodetta 24 Fe, its AB-rated therapeutic equivalent for Minastrin 24 Fe. Minastrin 24 Fe
is indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy.
DOSAGE: Tablets: 1 mg/20 mcg
FOR MORE INFORMATION: amneal.com



APREPITANT CAPSULES, USP
MARKETED BY: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
COMPARE TO: Emend (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp)
INDICATION: The FDA has approved Glenmark Pharmaceuticals aprepitant capsules USP, 40 mg, 80 mg, and
125 mg, the generic version of Emend capsules. Emend is indicated, in combination with other antiemetic agents, in patients 12 and older for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of highly emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, including high-dose cisplatin, as well as nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic cancer chemotherapy. It is also indicated for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults.
DOSAGE: Capsules: 40, 80, and 125 mg
FOR MORE INFORMATION: glenmarkpharma.com



CLOFARABINE INJECTION
MARKETED BY: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd
COMPARE TO: Clolar (Genzyme Corp)
INDICATION: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has launched Clorfarabine Injection, a chemotherapy treatment for cancer, including leukemia.
DOSAGE: Injection, 20 mL flint vials containing 20 mg of clofarabine in 20 mL of solution (1mg/mL)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: drreddys.com

 

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