Posted from: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 - 12:54 PM - Present

First Generic Launched for Reyataz

December 27, 2017 – Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of its generic for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Reyataz® (atazanavir sulfate) capsules. Atazanavir sulfate is approved by the U.S. FDA to treat HIV-1 infection, when used in combination with other antiretroviral agents, in patients six years of age and up who weigh a minimum of 15kg (33 lbs).

A protease inhibitor, atazanavir sulfate works by interfering with HIV’s ability to replicate inside the body. It is the fifth generic drug that Teva has brought to market in the U.S. to treat HIV-1. Recommended dosing is based on a number of factors, including the patient’s age, weight, and treatment history.

IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS) reported that sales of brand name Reyataz® had totaled $402 million in the U.S. as of October 2017.


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