Posted from: Monday, March 02, 2015 - 04:50 PM - Present

Teva Launches Generic Nexium

Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of its generic version of Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules) which received U.S. FDA Approval on January 23, 2015.  Nexium is a drug commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), risk reduction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-associated gastric ulcers, Helicobacter pylori eradication to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence and treatment of hypersecretory conditions (e.g. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).  The brand name Nexium is manufactured by AstraZeneca.

Teva was not granted 180 days of generic exclusivity. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet granted final approval for other manufacturer’s generics to Nexium.

Teva will distribute its generic Nexium in 20 mg and 40 mg capsules.

 

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