Amneal Launches Generic Abiraterone Acetate Tablets

IndustryPRwire - Amneal Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received approval of an additional strength of 500 mg to its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA), from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, USP, 250 mg and 500 mg. This ANDA is approved for its use in combination with Prednisone. Abiraterone Acetate Tablets, USP, 250 mg and 500 mg, are the generic version of Zytiga® for treatment of metastatic prostate cancer. Amneal immediately initiated commercialization activities upon the approval of the additional 500 mg strength.

According to IQVIA™, a leading healthcare data and analytics provider, U.S. annual sales for Abiraterone Tablets, USP, 500 mg, for the 12 months ended November 2020 were approximately $413 million.

Important Safety Information includes the possibility of mineralocorticoid excess; adrenocortical insufficiency; hepatotoxicity; increased fractures and mortality in combination with radium Ra 223 dichloride; embryo-fetal toxicity; and hypoglycemia.

Reported adverse reactions include hypertension, hypokalemia, arthralgia and edema. Reported laboratory abnormalities include anemia, elevated alkaline phosphatase, hypertriglyceridemia, lymphopenia, hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia and hypokalemia.

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