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Lupin launches generic contraceptive drugs

28 August 2018 | News

Lupin’s Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Levomefolate Calcium Tablets and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 3 mg/0.02 mg/0.451 mg and 0.451 mg, are the generic equivalent of Bayer’s Beyaz® Tablets

Pharma major Lupin announced the launch of Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Levomefolate Calcium Tablets and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 3 mg/0.02 mg/0.451 mg and 0.451 mg (EQ Beyaz®), having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier.

Lupin’s Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol, Levomefolate Calcium Tablets and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 3 mg/0.02 mg/0.451 mg and 0.451 mg, are the generic equivalent of Bayer’s Beyaz® Tablets. It is indicated for use by women to:

  • Prevent pregnancy;
  • Treat symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) for women who choose to use an oral contraceptive for contraception;
  • Treat moderate acne for women at least 14 years old, only if the patient desires an oral contraceptive for birth control; and
  • Raise folate levels in women who choose to use an oral contraceptive for contraception.

 

Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets and Levomefolate Calcium Tablets, 3 mg/0.02 mg/0.451 mg and 0.451 mg had annual sales of approximately USD 80.8 million in the US (IQVIA MAT June 2018).

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