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Alembic Pharma gets US FDA nod for antibiotic capsules


The drug is used for treatment of wide variety of bacterial infections

Alembic Pharmaceuticals has received approval from the US health regulator for its Doxycycline Hyclate capsules used for treatment of wide variety of bacterial infections.

The approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) is for the company’s abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for Doxycycline Hyclate capsules USP, in the strengths of 50 mg and 100 mg, Alembic Pharmaceuticals said in a filing to BSE.

The product is generic version of Pfizer’s Vibramycin capsules in the same strengths, it added.

“Doxycycline Hyclate capsules USP, 50 mg and 100 mg, have an estimated market size of $80 million for twelve months ending December 2017, according to IQVIA,” Alembic Pharma said.



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