Dr. Reddy’s Launches Levocetirizine Tablets in US

HYDERABAD, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (NYSE:RDY) has launched Levocetirizine tablets (5mg), a bioequivalent generic version of Xyzal® tablets in the US market. The United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) approved Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for Levocetirizine tablets on February 24, 2011.

Levocetirizine had total U.S. sales of approximately $238 million for the twelve months ending September 30, 2010 according to IMS Health. Dr. Reddy’s Levocetirizine tablets are available in 90 count bottles.


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About Dr. Reddy’s

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (NYSE:RDY) is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars, differentiated formulations and NCEs. Therapeutic focus is on gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management, anti-infective and pediatrics. Major markets include India, USA, Russia and CIS, Germany, UK, Venezuela, S. Africa, Romania, and New Zealand. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com

Xyzal® is a registered trademark of the UCB Group of companies.

IMS National Sales Perspectives: Retail and Non-Retail MAT 09/2010


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