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Lupin launches generic Wellbutrin XL® Tablets in the US

 

Mumbai, Baltimore, June 15, 2017: Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today the launch of its Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets USP (XL), 150 mg and 300 mg having received an approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier.

Lupin’s Bupropion Hydrochloride Extended-Release tablets USP (XL), 150 mg and 300 mg is the AB rated generic equivalent of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC’s Wellbutrin XL® tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg. It is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and prevention of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in adults.

Wellbutrin XL® tablets had US sales of USD 758 million (IMS MAT May 2017).

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 4th and the 6th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization (March 31st, 2017, Bloomberg) and sales globally (December 31st, 2016, Bloomberg). The Company is the 5th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (Quintiles IMS MAT Feb 2017); the 2nd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by global revenues; the 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical company in South Africa (Quintiles IMS MAT March 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 – Arvind BothraHead – Investor Relations and M&APh: +91-22-66402137    Email: arvindbothra@lupin.com

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Wellbutrin XL® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline LLC used under license. ©Valeant Pharmaceuticals

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