Lupin Receives Tentative Approval for Generic Giazo® Tablets


Mumbai, Baltimore, December 29, 2016: Pharma Major Lupin Limited (Lupin) announced today that it has received tentative approval for its Balasalazide Disodium Tablets, 1.1 gm from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Giazo® Tablets, 1.1 gm. The filing is from Lupin’s Goa manufacturing facility.

Lupin’s Balasalazide Disodium tablets 1.1 gm are the AB rated generic equivalent of Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Giazo® Tablets, 1.1 gm. Balasalazide Disodium tablets are indicated for the treatment of mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis in male patients 18 years of age and older.

Giazo® Tablets had US sales of USD 0.79 million (IMS MAT September 2016).

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 6th and the 8th largest generics pharmaceutical company by market capitalization and sales globally (September 30th, 2016, Bloomberg). The Company is the 5th largest pharmaceutical player in the US by prescriptions (4.68% market share – IMS Health, National Prescription Audit, March 2016); the 3rd largest Indian pharmaceutical company by revenues; the 6th largest generic pharmaceutical player in Japan and the 4th largest generic pharmaceutical company in South Africa (IMS Health, March 2016).

For the financial year ended 31st March, 2016, Lupin’s Consolidated sales and Net profit stood at Rs. 136,539 million (USD 2.09 billion) and Rs. 22,607 million (USD 345 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 –
Shamsher Gorawara
Head – Corporate Communications
Lupin Limited
Ph: +91 98 20 338 555
Email: shamshergorawara@lupin.com


Arvind Bothra
Head – Investor Relations and M&A
Ph: +91-70 45 656 895
Email: arvindbothra@lupin.com

 *Safe Harbor Statement

Giazo ® is the registered trademark of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.