Teva introduces generic drug that lowers blood pressure

NORTH WALES, Pa. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has introduced a generic drug for lowering patients’ blood pressure, the world’s largest manufacturer of generic drugs said Monday.

Teva introduced clonidine transdermal system, a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Catapres-TTS. The drug is available in 0.1 mg, 0.2 mg and 0.3 mg strengths and comes in the form of a patch designed for daily application.

The drug has annual sales of around $297 million, according to IMS Health.