Lupin Receives FDA Approval for Generic Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo® Tablets
MUMBAI and BALTIMORE, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
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Pharma major, Lupin Ltd., announced today that its subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceuticals
Inc. (collectively, Lupin) has received approval for its Norgestimate and Ethinyl
Estradiol Tablets, 0.18 mg/0.025 mg, 0.215 mg/0.025 mg, and 0.25 mg/0.025 mg from the
United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA).
Lupin’s Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets are the AB-rated generic equivalent
of Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo(R) Tablets,0.18 mg/0.025 mg, 0.215 mg/0.025 mg, and 0.25 mg/0.025
mg, of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets are
indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as
a method of contraception.
Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo(R) Tablets had annual U.S sales of approximately US$ 421 million
for the twelve months ending March 2012 (IMS Health sales data).
About Lupin Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical
company producing a wide range of generic and branded formulations and APIs. The Company
today has significant presence in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Paediatrics,
CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space in addition to holding global leadership positions
in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporin segments.
Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing generics player in the US (5.1% market
share by prescriptions, IMS Health), the only Asian company to achieve that distinction.
The company is also the fastest growing top 10 pharmaceutical player in India, Japan and
South Africa (IMS).
For the financial year ended March 2012, Lupin’s Consolidated Revenues and Profit
after Tax were Rs.70,829 Million (USD 1.42 Billion) and Rs. 8,676 Million (USD 190
million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupinworld.com for more information.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Lupin Limited.
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to
delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by
healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. For more information, visit
Safe Harbor Statement [http://www.lupinworld.com/safe harbor ]
*Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo Tablet(R) are a registered copyright of Janssen Pharmaceuticals,
For further information or queries, please contact - Shamsher Gorawara Head - Corporate Communications Lupin Limited: Ph: +91-98-20-338-555 Email: email@example.com
SOURCE Lupin Ltd