Aurobindo receives FDA approval for hypertension, antibiotic drugs

FDA approves quinapril tablets, cefadroxil for oral suspension

HYDERABAD — The Food and Drug Administration has approved two generic drugs made by Aurobindo Pharma, the drug maker said.

The company announced Tuesday the approval of quinapril tablets in the 5-mg, 10-mg, 20-mg and 40-mg strengths. The drug is a generic version of Pfizer's Accupril and is used to treat high blood pressure. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $49 million during the 12-month period ending in September, according to IMS Health.

Last week, the drug maker received approval for cefadroxil for oral suspension in the 250 mg-per-5 mL and 500 mg-per-5 mL strengths. The drug is a generic version of Warner Chilcott's Duricef and is a cephalosporin antibiotic for treating certain bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, P. mirabilis and Klebsiella bacteria; skin and skin-structure infections caused by staphylococci and streptococci; and pharyngitis and tonsillitis caused by Streptococcus progenies. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $6 million during the 12-month period that ended in September, according to IMS.

 

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