Lupin Launches Generic Diovan HCT® Tablets

 Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received final approval for its Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP, 80 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/25 mg, 320 mg/12.5 mg and 320 mg/25 mg from the United States Food and Drugs Administration (US FDA) to market a generic version of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.’s (Novartis) Diovan HCT® Tablets, 80 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/12.5 mg, 160 mg/25 mg, 320 mg/12.5 mg and 320 mg/25 mg, respectively. Lupin has already commenced shipping the product.

Lupin’s Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure in patients not adequately controlled with monotherapy or as initial therapy in patients who are likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood pressure goals.

Valsartan and Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP, 80/12.5 mg, 160/12.5 mg, 160/25 mg, 320/12.5 mg and 320/25 mg had annual U.S sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion (IMS MAT Sept 2012 sales).

About Lupin Limited
Headquartered in Mumbai, Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing and developing a wide range of branded and generic formulations and APIs. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti‐Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership positions in the Anti‐TB and Cephalosporin segment.

Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing generics player in the US (5.1% market share by prescriptions, IMS Health) and the 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by sales. The Company is also the fastest growing top 10 generic pharmaceutical players in Japan and South Africa (IMS).

For the financial year ended March 2012, Lupins Consolidated Total Income and Profit after Tax were Rs. 70,972 million (USD 1.49 billion) and Rs.8,676 million (USD 182 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupinworld.com for more information.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Lupin Limited. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. For more information, visit http://www.lupinpharmaceuticals.com

For further information please contact:
Shamsher Gorawara
Head – Corporate Communications
Lupin Limited:
Ph: +91 98 20 338 555
Email: [email protected]

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Rajiv Pillai
Head – Investor Relations
Lupin Limited:
Ph: +91 98 20 552 083
Email: [email protected] 

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