Dr. Reddy's launches generic hypertension pill

9/11/2012

HYDERABAD, India — Generic drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic drug for treating high blood pressure, the company said.


Dr. Reddy's announced the launch of metoprolol succinate extended-release tablets in the 25-mg, 50-mg, 100-mg and 200-mg strengths. The drug will be available in bottle counts of 100 and 500.


The drug is a generic version of AstraZeneca's Toprol-XL, branded and generic versions of which had sales of about $1.13 billion during the 12-month period that ended in June, according to IMS Health.




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