Lupin Receives Approval From USFDA For Glycopyrrolate Injection
Glycopyrrolate injection is used before and during surgeries to lessen mouth, throat, or stomach secretion, or to prevent heart rhythm problems or unwanted effects caused by certain medicines
Global pharma major Lupin on Thursday announced that it has received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Glycopyrrolate Injection USP, a generic equivalent of Robinul Injection, 0.2 mg/mL of Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. The product marks the first approval from Lupin’s new injectable facility in Nagpur, India, the company said in a regulatory filing.
Lupin's injectable facility is designed to the highest quality standards and adheres to international regulations with advanced technology and equipment for consistent production of liquid/lyophilized vials, prefilled syringes, and cartridges, the company said.
Glycopyrrolate injection is used before and during surgeries to lessen mouth, throat, or stomach secretion, or to prevent heart rhythm problems or unwanted effects caused by certain medicines.
"Lupin is committed to expanding its portfolio and capabilities to meet the under-served demand for injectable drugs and to continue to serve patients around the world. “We are committed to building a strong injectable business as part of our growth strategy,” said Vinita Gupta, CEO, Lupin.
“With the approval of our Nagpur facility, we can now fast-track our injectable portfolio rollout and build upon our R&D capabilities in complex products. The approval for Glycopyrrolate clears the path for more internally manufactured injectable products,” she added.
Glycopyrrolate Injection USP had estimated annual sales of USD 39 million in the U.S. (IQVIA MAT December 2022).