FDA approves Wockhardt hypertension drug
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic drug for high blood pressure made by Wockhardt, the Indian drug maker said.
Wockhardt announced the approval of felodipine extended-release tablets in the 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg strengths. The drug is a generic version of AstraZeneca's Plendil, and Wockhardt said it would launch the drug immediately.
Various versions of the drug have a market presence of more than $66 million, according to IMS Health.