Mylan adds more dosages for Lopressor generic

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PITTSBURGH —  Mylan N.V. has launched metoprolol tartrate tablets, a hypertension drug, in dosages of 37.5 mg and 75 mg in the United States.

Mylan said its products, a generic version of Lopressor tablets from Novartis, are the first and only available intermediate dosage strengths between the current metoprolol tartrate tablets, which come in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg.

Mylan added that it’s now the only manufacturer that offers metoprolol tartrate tablets in five strengths.

Metoprolol tartrate tablets in strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg had U.S. sales of approximately $68.9 million across all manufacturers for the 12 months ended Feb. 29, 2016, according to IMS Health data reported by Mylan.


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