Mylan's generic Xibrom ophthalmic solution enters market

PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating post-operative inflammation in patients who have undergone cataract extraction, the company said Monday.

Mylan announced the launch of bromfenac ophthalmic solution in the 0.09% strength, for twice-daily administration, under a development and supply agreement with Coastal Pharmaceuticals.

The drug is a generic version of ISTA’s Xibrom ophthalmic solution. Various versions of bromfenac ophthalmic solution had sales of about $116 million during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.