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Mylan launches generic Fortamet


HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH — Mylan on Thursday announced the U.S. launch of its generic Fortamet (metformin hydrochloride) extended-release tablets. The drug is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes. 


Mylan’s generic will be available in 500- and 1000-mg dosage strengths. The drug had U.S. sales of about $770.3 million for the 12 months ended July 2016. 


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