Somerset intros generic calcium gluconate

Calcium gluconate is an essential medicine used in the treatment of acute symptomatic hypocalcemia in pediatric and adult patients.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor
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somerset calcium gluconate
somerset calcium gluconate

Somerset Pharma is introducing calcium gluconate 100 mg/ml in two sizes, 50 ml and 100 ml.

The company is the first to launch generic calcium gluconate 100 mg/mL in 50 mL vials. This product approval also received the FDA's Competitive Generic Therapy designation with 180-day exclusivity.

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"We take our role as a partner to healthcare professionals very seriously, and one of the ways in which we can contribute to their efforts is by constantly enhancing and evolving our product portfolio to cater to patient needs," said Veerappan Subramanian, chairman and CEO at Somerset Pharma. "We are delighted to be able to contribute once again to this effort, with the launch of Calcium Gluconate Injection, which is also Somerset’s first large volume injectable offering."

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