Teva introduces generic Penlac

NORTH WALES, Pa. Teva is introducing its generic to the Sanofi-Aventis anti-fungal medication Penlac nail lacquer.

The brand lost its patent yesterday and was immediately launched by Sandoz and is now being followed by the biggest generic manufacturer Teva.  The generic, Ciclopirox topical solution will be available in an 8 percent strength, in a 6.6 mL bottle.

“Generic pharmaceuticals are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare cost containment,” states John Denman, vice president of sales and marketing at Teva.