Generics to Azor Launched
November 2, 2016 – Ajanta Pharma announced the launch of its AB-rated generic to Daiichi Sankyo's Azor® (amlodipine / olmesartan medoxomil) tablets. Azor contains amlodipine, a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, and olmesartan medoxomil, an angiotensin II receptor blocker. Azor is approved for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure). Additional generic manufacturers have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their AB-rated generics to Azor; however, they have not announced the launch of these products. Sun Pharma has also launched an authorized generic to Azor. According to IMS Health, 2015 annual sales for Azor were $340 million.
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