Lupin launches generic Ancobon® capsules in the US


Mumbai, Baltimore, January 5, 2018: Pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced the launch of its Flucytosine capsules USP, 250 mg and 500 mg having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier.

Novel’s Flucytosine Capsules USP, 250 mg and 500 mg are AB rated generic equivalent of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc’s ANCOBON® Capsules, 250 mg and 500 mg. Flucytosine Capsules USP, 250 mg and 500 mg are indicated for the treatment of serious infections caused by susceptible strains of Candida and/or Cryptococcus.

Flucytosine Capsules USP, 250 mg and 500 mg had annual sales of approximately USD 48 million in the US. (IMS MAT October 2017).

ANCOBON® is the registered trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.

About Lupin Limited

Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally. The Company is a significant player in the Cardiovascular, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatric, CNS, GI, Anti-Infective and NSAID space and holds global leadership position in the Anti-TB segment.

Lupin is the 8th and 6th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization (September 30th, 2017, Bloomberg) and revenues (March 31st, 2017, Bloomberg) respectively. The Company is the 4th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (Quintiles IMS MAT March 2017); 2nd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues (March 31st, 2017, Bloomberg); 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and 6th largest company in Indian Pharmaceutical Market (Quintiles IMS MAT June 2017).

For the financial year ended 31st March, 2017, Lupin’s Consolidated sales and Net profit stood at Rs. 171,198 million (USD 2.55 billion) and Rs. 25,575 million (USD 381 million) respectively. Please visit http://www.lupin.com for more information. You could also follow us on Twitter – www.twitter.com/lupinlimited

CIN: L24100MH1983PLC029442 Registered Office: Lupin Ltd, 3rd Floor, Kalpataru Inspire, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055.

For further information or queries please contact –

Pooja ThakranVP – Corporate Communications
Email: poojathakran@lupin.com
Ph: +91-22-66402531 / 8291013225


Arvind BothraHead – Investor Relations and M&A
Email: arvindbothra@lupin.com
Ph: +91-22-66402137

*Safe Harbor Statement

Flucytosine® is the registered trademark of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC.