Dr Reddy`s launches Zoledronic Acid Injection in US market

Updated: Mar 05, 2013, 19:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Drug firm Dr Reddy`s Laboratories today said it has launched generic Zoledronic Acid injection in the American market following approval by the US health regulator.

The company has launched Zoledronic Acid injection in the strength of 4mg/5mL following the approval of its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) by the United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA), the company said in a statement.

The product is a generic version of Novartis Oncology`s Zometa (zoledronic acid) injection in the same strength.

Company`s injection is available in a single use vial of concentrate, Dr Reddy`s Laboratories said.

Zometa is used to prevent skeletal fractures in patients with cancers such as multiple myeloma and prostate cancer, as well as for treating osteoporosis.
Shares of Dr Reddy`s Laboratories were today quoting at Rs 1,792.40 apiece on the BSE in the late afternoon trade, up 1.60 per cent from their previous close.