Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for stomach infection drug

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Esomeprazole, which belongs to a class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, works by reducing the the amount of acid secreted by the stomach. It is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers and to treat patients with stomach infection. The capsules, in doses of 25 mg and 40 mg, will be manufactured at Zydus’ manufacturing facility at Ahmadabad.
Zydus Cadila has received final approval from the US health regulator to market Esomeprazole Magnesium delayed-release capsules, used to treat acid reflux. The approval has been granted in the strengths of 25 mg and 40 mg, the company said in a BSE filing.

Zydus Cadila said the drug will be produced at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at Ahmedabad. The company said Esomeprazole belongs to the group of medicines termed as proton pump inhibitors.

Esomeprazole reduces the amount of acid secreted by the stomach.
It is used to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, to reduce the risk of stomach ulcers in some people taking pain medicines, to treat patients with stomach infection (Helicobacter pylori) along with certain antibiotics and long-term treatment of conditions where stomach makes too much acid.

The group has more than 266 approvals and so far filed over 350 abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) since it started filings in 2003-04.

Shares of Cadila Healthcare, the listed entity of the group, were trading up 0.76 per cent at Rs 253 apiece on BSE.
Headquartered in Ahmedabad, Zydus Cadila has manufacturing sites and research facilities across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim and in the United States and Brazil.

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