PHARMACY

Lupin receives FDA nod for generic Mepron

BY Sandra Levy

Lupin has received the Food and Drug Administration’s clearance for atovaquone oral suspension in a 750 mg/5 mL dosage strength.

The product is a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Mepron oral suspension, 750 mg/5 mL.

Atovaquone oral suspension is indicated for prevention and acute oral treatment of mild-to moderate pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) in patients intolerant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.

The product has a market value of approximately $117.4 million, according to June 2018 IQVIA data.

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