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Amneal introduces generics for HIV, potassium deficiency, other conditions

Drugs have market value of $550 million

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Amneal Pharmaceuticals has introduced five new generic drugs, the company said.

The drugs launched are:

Potassium chloride extended-release capsules in the 750-mg strength and in bottle count sizes of 100, 500 and 1,000. The drug is a generic version of Nesher Pharmaceuticals' Micro-K10 ExtenCaps and used to treat potassium deficiency.

Sildenafil tablets in the 20-mg strength and in 90-count bottles. The drug is a generic version of Pfizer's Revatio, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Nevirapine tablets in the 200-mg strength and 60-count bottles. The drug is a generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Viramune, used to treat HIV.

Metaxalone tablets in the 800-mg strength and 100-count bottles. The drug is a generic version of King Pharmaceuticals' Skelaxin, a muscle relaxant.

Warfarin sodium tablets in the 1-mg, 2-mg, 2.5-mg, 3-mg, 4-mg, 5-mg, 6-mg, 7.5-mg and 10-mg strengths and 100-count bottles. The drug is a generic version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Coumadin, used to prevent blood clots.

The drugs have a total market value of $550 million, Amneal said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that Amneal had introduced sildenafil citrate tablets, based on a statement by the company. According to an updated news release by Amneal, the drug introduced is sildenafil, not sildenafil citrate. 


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