USFDA okays Zydus Cadila Ursodiol Capsules, while tentative nod to Linagliptin, Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets
Ahmedabad: Drugmaker, Zydus Cadila, has recently announced that the company has received final approval from the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Ursodiol Capsules USP, 300 mg (US RLD: Actigall Capsules).
Ursodiol is in a class of medications called gallstone dissolution agents. It is used to treat people with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC; an autoimmune liver disease).
The company also received tentative approval from the USFDA to market Linagliptin and Metformin Hydrochloride Tabs (US RLD: Jentadueto Tablets) in the strengths of 2.5 mg/500 mg, 2.5 mg/850 mg, and 2.5 mg/1,000 mg.
It is used along with diet and exercise to improve control of blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Both drugs will be manufactured at the group's formulation manufacturing facility at the SEZ, Ahmedabad.
The group now has 307 approvals and has so far filed over 390 ANDAs since the commencement of the filing process in FY 2003-04.
Zydus Cadila is a global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Ahmedabad, India.