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Zydus Receives USFDA Clearance For Generic Drug Levomilnacipran Capsules

Levomilnacipran is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults

Zydus Lifesciences Limited’s (formerly known as Cadila Healthcare Limited) subsidiary Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. has received tentative approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Levomilnacipran Extended-Release Capsules, 20 mg, 40 mg, 80 mg, and 120 mg (USRLD: Fetzima Extended-Release Capsules), the pharma major said in a regulatory filing on Monday.

Levomilnacipran is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in adults. The drug will be manufactured at the group’s formulation manufacturing facility at Moraiya, Ahmedabad, India. 

Levomilnacipran Extended-Release Capsules had annual sales of USD 85 million in the United States according to IQVIA data (IQVIA MAT September 2022). 

The group now has 341 approvals and has so far filed over 431* ANDAs since the commencement of the filing process in FY 2003-04.

Zydus's stock was trading at 0.1 per cent higher at Rs 441.80 a piece on Monday as of 09:34 IST.



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