Lupin receives sANDA approval from USFDA for Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets
20th Sep 2019

Lupin has received approval for its supplemental Abbreviated New Drug Application (sANDA) for Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP, 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg, from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), to market a generic equivalent of UNITHROID 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg, manufactured by Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The company’s Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP, 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg was originally approved on January 18, 2019 as generic equivalent of SYNTHROID 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg, manufactured by ABBVIE Inc.

With this sANDA approval, Lupin’s Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP, 25 mcg, 50 mcg, 75 mcg, 88 mcg, 100 mcg, 112 mcg, 125 mcg, 137 mcg, 150 mcg, 175 mcg, 200 mcg, and 300 mcg are now AB rated (therapeutically equivalent) with Reference Listed Drugs, SYNTHROID and UNITHROID. Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets USP (RLD: UNITHROID and SYNTHROID) had annual sales of approximately $2581 million in the US (IQVIA MAT June 2019). The company’s Levothyroxine Sodium Tablets are indicated for Hypothyroidism and Pituitary Thyrotropin Suppression.

Lupin is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company developing and delivering a wide range of branded & generic formulations, biotechnology products and APIs globally.