BALTIMORE, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LPI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has granted final approval for its Amlodipine / Benazepril 5mg/40mg, and 10mg/40mg capsules. Commercial shipments of the product have already commenced. This approval completes the product line as the Company was granted final approval for Amlodipine / Benazepril 2.5mg/10mg, 5mg/10mg, 5mg/20mg and 10mg/20mg capsules in February 2010.
Lupin's Amlodipine / Benazepril capsules are the AB-rated generic equivalent of Novartis' *Lotrel® capsules indicated for the treatment of hypertension. Amlodipine / Benazepril 5mg/40mg, and 10mg/40mg capsules had annual sales of approximately $290 million for the twelve months ended March 2011, based on IMS Health sales data.
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Lupin Limited is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing a wide range of quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and APIs. The Company today has significant market share in Cardiovascular (prils and statins), Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatrics, CNS, GI, Anti-Infectives and NSAIDs in addition holding global leadership positions in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporins space.
Today, Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing Top 5 generics player in the US (by prescriptions), the only Asian company to achieve that distinction. The company is also the fastest growing top 10 pharmaceutical players in India, Japan and South Africa. (IMS)
For the financial year ended March 2011, Lupin's Consolidated Revenues and Profit after Tax were Rs.57,068 million and Rs. 8,626 million respectively. Please visit http://www.lupinworld.com  for more information about Lupin Ltd.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of Lupin Limited. Headquarter