Dr Reddy's launches generic Zoledronic Acid injection in US

Zoledronic Acid injection is used for treating osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone.

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2013, 12:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Thursday said it has launched generic Zoledronic Acid injection used for treating osteoporosis and Paget's disease of bone in the US market following approval from the US health regulator.

The company has launched Zoledronic Acid injection (5 mg/ 100 mL) yesterday, following approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) by the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), Dr Reddy's Laboratories said in a statement.

The product is generic version of Novartis AG's Reclast injection in the same strength, it added.

"The Reclast brand had total US sales of approximately USD 355 million for the most recent twelve months ending February, 2013 according to IMS Health," Dr Reddy's said.

The company's Zoledronic Acid injection is available in a single use vial for intravenous infusion, it added.

Paget's disease of bone is a chronic disorder that can result in enlarged and misshapen bones.

Shares of Dr Reddy's Laboratories were today trading at Rs 1,888.60 apiece on the BSE in afternoon trade, up 2.93 percent from their previous close.