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Dr Reddy's launches generic dementia treatment tablets in US

 Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories has launched in the US market the generic Memantine hydrochloride tablets used for treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

New Delhi: Drug firm Dr Reddy's Laboratories has launched in the US market the generic Memantine hydrochloride tablets used for treatment of dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

The company has launched the tablets in the strengths of 5 mg and 10 mg after getting the approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), Dr Reddy's Laboratories said in a filing to the BSE.

The tablets are generic versions of Merz Pharma GmbH & Co KGaA's Namenda tablets, it added.

"The Namenda (memantine HCl) tablets brand had US sales of approximately USD 1.4 billion MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in May 2015, according to IMS Health," Dr Reddy's Laboratories said.

The company's tablets in the 5 mg strength are available in the bottle count size of 60 and and 10 mg strength tablets are available in bottle count sizes of 60 and 500, it added.

Shares of Dr Reddy's Laboratories today closed at Rs 3,758.75 per scrip on the BSE, up 0.44 per cent from its previous close. 

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