Cipla Gets US FDA Nod for Generic Pulmicort Respules

Cipla Ltd, a global pharmaceutical company, has received final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for budesonide inhalation suspension, 0.25mg/2mL, 0.5mg/2mL, and 1mg/2mL from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Astrazeneca's Pulmicort Respules.

Cipla's budesonide inhalation suspension, 0.25mg/2mL, 0.5mg/2mL, and 1mg/2mL, are AN-rated generic equivalents of Astrazeneca's Pulmicort Respules and are indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma and as prophylactic therapy in children 12 months to 8 years of age. The product is available for shipping immediately.

Pulmicort Respules and generic equivalents had US sales of approximately USD 825 million for the 12-month period ending September 2017, as reported by IMS Health