Lupin Gets FDA OK for Cholesterol Drug

Aug 10, 2017

Economic Times

Mumbai-based Lupin has received approval from the U.S. FDA to market Pitavastatin tablets, used for lowering cholesterol.

Lupin's Nikita Pitavastatin tablets are a generic version of Kowa Company’s Livalo tablets. According to Lupin, As per IMS MAT June 2017 data, Livalo tablets had sales of $272 million in the U.S.

Nikita is ideal for patients with primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia to reduce elevated total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, apolipoprotien B, triglycerides and to increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, says Lupin.

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