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Sun Pharma to make Flomax generic version

Sun Pharma to make Flomax generic version
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Jul 16 2010. 02 39 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 16 2010. 02 39 PM IST
New Delhi: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Friday said it has received the US health regulator’s nod to market a generic version of Flomax tamsulosin capsules, used for treating enlarged prostate, in the American market.
The company has bagged the Abbreviated New Drug Application approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) for tamsulosin hydrochloride capsules in the strength of 0.4 mg, Sun Pharma said in a statement.
The generic version launched by the company is equivalent to Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals’ patented Flomax capsules.
“Tamsulosin hydrochloride capsules are indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),” the company said.
Shares of Sun Pharma were trading at Rs1,738.50 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, down 0.53% from its previous close.
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First Published: Fri, Jul 16 2010. 02 39 PM IST