Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Announces the Launch of Vigabatrin Powder for Oral Solution, USP in the U.S. Market

HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) today announced the launch of Vigabatrin Powder for Oral Solution, USP in 500 mg per packet, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Sabril® (vigabatrin) Powder for Oral Solution, USP, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

The Sabril® brand and generic had U.S. sales of approximately $274 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in June 2019 according to IMS Health*.

Dr. Reddy’s Vigabatrin Powder for Oral Solution, USP is available in 500 mg per packet in count size of 50 per carton.

WARNING: PERMANENT VISION LOSS

See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning.

  • Vigabatrin can cause permanent bilateral concentric visual field constriction, including tunnel vision that can result in disability. In some cases, vigabatrin may also decrease visual acuity.
  • Risk increases with increasing dose and cumulative exposure, but there is no dose or exposure to vigabatrin known to be free of risk of vision loss.
  • Risk of new and worsening vision loss continues as long as vigabatrin is used, and possibly after discontinuing vigabatrin for oral solution.
  • Baseline and periodic vision assessment is recommended for patients on vigabatrin. However, this assessment cannot always prevent vision damage.
  • Vigabatrin for oral solution is available only through a restricted program called the Vigabatrin REMS Program.

Sabril® is a trademark of Lundbeck.
*IMS National Sales Perspective: Retail and Non-Retail MAT June 2019
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Contacts

INVESTOR RELATIONS
AMIT AGARWAL
amita@drreddys.com 
(Ph: +91-40-49002135)

MEDIA RELATIONS
MITALI SARKAR
mitalisarkar@drreddys.com 
(Ph: +91-40- 49002121)

 

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Dr. Reddy’s

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe.