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Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Amneal Introduces Alosetron Hydrochloride Tablets, New Generic for Lotronex - July 23, 2017

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 2/17/17 - Amneal Introduces Alosetron Hydrochloride Tablets, New Generic for Lotronex

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week - Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC has launched alosetron hydrochloride tablets, an AB-rated generic equivalent to Lotronex, in 0.5 mg and 1 mg strengths. Manufactured in Brookhaven, NY, the product began shipping in 30-count bottles on January 27 through wholesalers, distributors and directly to the trade (see also Amneal Pharmaceuticals Llc).

Alosetron hydrochloride is the second new product to ship from Amneal in the 2017 calendar year following aspirin and extended-release dipyridamole capsules. Alosetron is Amneal's 105th molecule to be approved through the ANDA process and represents the company's first product in this therapeutic class. The Amneal product is one of only two FDA-approved generic-equivalents for Lotronex currently available.

Amneal's generic received FDA approval under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) known as the Alosetron REMS Program. Information on this REMS Program is available at HYPERLINK "" \n or 1-844-267-8675.

Visit to view full prescribing information for alosetron hydrochloride tablets.

Annual U.S. sales of Lotronex were $50 million according to November 2016 IMS market data.

Keywords for this news article include: Amneal Pharmaceuticals Llc, Alosetron Therapy, Drugs and Therapies, Serotonin Antagonist, Gastrointestinal Agents, Functional Bowel Disorder Agents, Serotoninergic Neuroenteric Modulators.

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