Mylan launches antifungal drug


PITTSBURGH — Mylan has launched a generic drug for treating fungal infections, the drug maker said Friday.

Mylan announced the launch of itraconazole capsules in the 100-mg strength. The drug is a generic version of Johnson & Johnson's Sporanox, which is used to treat fungal infections that begin in the lungs blatsomycosis, histoplasmosis and aspergillosis in patients who are intolerant of or refractory to amphotericin B therapy. The drug also is used to treat fungal infections in the toenails and fingernails in patients without compromised immune systems.

The drug had sales of about $60 million during the 12-month period ended in March, according to IMS Health.

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