Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Vecuronium Bromide For Injection

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Launches Vecuronium Bromide For Injection

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGNT) today announced the launch of vecuronium bromide for injection, a neuromuscular blocking agent, in 10 and 20 mg single-use vials. According to 2010 IMS data, the U.S. vecuronium bromide market approximated $10 million. As with all products in Sagent's portfolio, vecuronium bromide for injection features the company's PreventIV Measures packaging and labeling designed to aid in the reduction of medication errors.

"Vecuronium bromide is currently in short supply in the United States and we are pleased to offer our customers a source for this important niche product," said Jeffrey M. Yordon, chief executive officer, founder, and chairman of the board of Sagent.

About Vecuronium Bromide for Injection

In patients who are known to have myasthenia gravis or the myasthenic (Eaton-Lambert) syndrome (muscle weakness/fatigue), small doses of vecuronium may have been found to be effective. In such patients, a peripheral nerve stimulator and use of a small test dose may be of value in monitoring the response to administration of muscle relaxants.

The package insert, which is available at, contains detailed information about the indications, complete side effect profile, boxed warnings and prescribing information.

About Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., founded in 2006, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, sourcing and marketing pharmaceutical products, with a specific emphasis on injectable products. Sagent has created a unique, global network of resources, comprised of rapid development capabilities, sophisticated manufacturing and innovative drug-delivery technologies, quickly yielding an extensive portfolio of pharmaceutical products that fulfills the evolving needs of patients.

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