Generic Propecia (Finasteride) Now In US

Propecia from Dr Reddy's Laboratories awarded 180 day period of marketing exclusivity in the US

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced today that is has launched finasteride" data-scaytid="30">finasteride tablets (1 mg), a bioequivalent generic version of Propecia® (finasteride) tablets in the US market on January 02, 2013. Dr. Reddy’s ANDA for finasteride 1 mg Tablets has been awarded a 180-day period of marketing exclusivity in the US on 2 Jan, 2013.

The Propecia® tablets brand has US sales of approximately $136 Million for the most recent twelve months ending in October 2012 according to IMS Health.

Dr. Reddy’s Finasteride tablets 1 mg is available in bottle counts of 30 and 90.


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About Dr. Reddy’s

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (NYSE: RDY) is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars, differentiated formulations and NCEs. Therapeutic focus is on gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management, anti-infective and pediatrics. Major markets include India, USA, Russia and CIS, Germany, UK, Venezuela, S. Africa, Romania, and New Zealand. For more information, log on to:

Propecia® is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. 

Review Date: 
January 3, 2013