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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Announces the Launch of Sodium Nitroprusside Injection, 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL) Single-dose Vial in the U.S. Market

December 30, 2019 GMT

HYDERABAD, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 30, 2019--

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) today announced the launch of Sodium Nitroprusside Injection, 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL) Single-dose Vial, the therapeutic generic equivalent of Nitropress® (sodium nitroprusside) Injection, 50 mg/2mL vial, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

The Nitropress® brand and generics had U.S. sales of approximately $8 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in October 2019 according to IQVIA Health*.

Dr. Reddy’s Sodium Nitroprusside Injection is available in single-dose 50 mg/2 mL (25 mg/mL) vials.

Nitropress® is a trademark of Hospira, Inc.

WARNINGS

 

Sodium Nitroprusside Injection is not suitable for direct injection. The solution must be further diluted in sterile 5% dextrose injection before infusion.

 

Sodium Nitroprusside can cause precipitous decreases in blood pressure (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). In patients not properly monitored, these decreases can lead to irreversible ischemic injuries or death. Sodium nitroprusside should be used only when available equipment and personnel allow blood pressure to be continuously monitored.

 

Except when used briefly or at low (< 2 mcg/kg/min) infusion rates, sodium nitroprusside gives rise to important quantities of cyanide ion, which can reach toxic, potentially lethal levels (see WARNINGS). The usual dose rate is 0.5 to 10 mcg/kg/min, but infusion at the maximum dose rate should never last more than 10 minutes. If blood pressure has not been adequately controlled after 10 minutes of infusion at the maximum rate, administration of sodium nitroprusside should be terminated immediately.

 

Although acid-base balance and venous oxygen concentration should be monitored and may indicate cyanide toxicity, these laboratory tests provide imperfect guidance.

Please refer to the Package Insert for the full prescribing information including boxed warning.

*IQIA Retail and Non-Retail MAT October 2019

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About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilar and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com

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CONTACT: INVESTOR RELATIONS

AMIT AGARWAL

amita@drreddys.com

(PH: +91-40-49002135)

MEDIA RELATIONS

MITALI SARKAR

mitali.sarkar@drreddys.com

(PH: +91-40-49002121)

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES INDIA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC NEW YORK NEW JERSEY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH FDA HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL CARDIOLOGY

SOURCE: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

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