Sagent's generic Imitrex receives regulatory approval

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic injected drug made by Sagent Pharmaceuticals for treating migraine attacks, Sagent said Monday.


The FDA approved Sagent’s sumatriptan succinate injection in the 6 mg per 0.5 milliliter strength. The drug is used to treat acute migraine attacks and cluster headache episodes.



Sumatriptan is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Imitrex. Injectable sumatriptan had $22 million in sales in 2009, according to IMS Health.


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