Mylan Launches Generic Diovan(R) Tablets

PITTSBURGHJan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced the U.S. launch of its Valsartan Tablets USP 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg, which is the generic version of Novartis' Diovan® Tablets. Mylan received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for this product, which is indicated for the treatment of hypertension, to lower blood pressure.(1)

Valsartan Tablets USP 40 mg, 80 mg, 160 mg, and 320 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $2 billion for the 12 months endingSeptember 30, 2014, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 284 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $109.2 billion in annual brand sales, according to IMS Health. Forty-four of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $29.3 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014, according to IMS Health.

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(1)  Valsartan Tablets can cause injury and death to the developing fetus and therefore should be discontinued if pregnancy occurs. It should also not be administered in people who are allergic to any component of the product or co-administered with aliskiren in patients with diabetes. Signs and symptoms of hypotension should be monitored as well as renal function and potassium levels.