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Cipla gets US FDA nod for cancer drug

Cipla's Lenalidomide capsules are therapeutic equivalent generic version of Bristol Myers Squibb's Revlimid (Lenalidomide) capsules

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Cipla yesterday said it has received approval from the US health regulator for Lenalidomide capsule, a drug used to treat various types of cancer.

The company has received the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the product in strengths of 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg and 25 mg, Cipla said in a regulatory filing.

Cipla’s Lenalidomide capsules are therapeutic equivalent generic version of Bristol Myers Squibb’s Revlimid (Lenalidomide) capsules.

Lenalidomide is an immunomodulatory prescription drug indicated for several hematological malignancies in adults such as multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, mantle cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma and marginal zone lymphoma.

Depending on the type of cancer, it can be used as monotherapy or combination as a part of the first-line regimen, maintenance regimen or relapsed settings.

The product will be available for shipping soon, Cipla noted.

Edits by EP News Bureau

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