Mylan launches generic version of Baxter's Mesnex

Drug used for chemotherapy-related complications

PITTSBURGH — Mylan has released a generic version of a drug used to treat a complication of certain chemotherapy regimens, the drug maker said Tuesday.

The company announced the launch of mesna injection in the 100-mg/mL and 1,000-mg/10-mL strengths. The drug is used to reduce the incidence of ifosfamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis, a possible complication of ifosfamide chemotherapy.

The drug is a generic version of Baxter Healthcare's Mesnex, which has experienced shortages recently. Various versions of the drug had sales of about $11.7 million in 2011, according to IMS Health.


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