HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH — Mylan N.V. announced the U.S. launch of bivalirudin for injection, 250 mg single-dose vial, a generic version of Angiomax from The Medicines Company. The product is a direct thrombin inhibitor indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients.
Bivalirudin for Injection is indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients:
- with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty;
- undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with provisional use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor (GPI) as in the REPLACE-2 study;
- or with, or at risk of, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) or heparin induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome (HITTS), undergoing PCI.
It is intended for use in these indications with aspirin. The safety and effectiveness have not been established in patients with acute coronary syndromes who are not undergoing PTCA or PCI.