FDA approves generic version of Lyrica


BALTIMORE — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lupin Pharmaceuticals' generic version of a drug used to treat pain and seizure disorders.

Lupin announced the approval of pregabalin capsules in the 25-mg, 50-mg, 75-mg, 100-mg, 150-mg, 200-mg, 225-mg and 300-mg strengths. The drug is used to treat fibromyalgia, partial-onset seizures in adults, neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy and post-herpetic neuralgia.

The drug is a generic version of C.P. Pharmaceuticals' Lyrica, which had sales of about $1.8 billion during the 12-month period that ended in March, according to IMS Health.

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