First Treprostinil Generic Now Available for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Sandoz announced the launch of Treprostinil Injection, the first AP rated generic version of United TherapeuticsRemodulin.

Treprostinil, a prostacyclin vasodilator, is indicated for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) (WHO Group 1) to reduce symptoms associated with exercise. It is also approved to reduce the rate of clinical deterioration in PAH patients who need to switch from epoprostenol sodium (Flolan).

The major mechanism of action involves direct vasodilation of pulmonary and systemic arterial vascular beds, and inhibition of platelet aggregation.

Treprostinil Injection will be supplied as 20mL multi-dose vials in 1mg/mL, 2.5mg/mL, 5mg/mL or 10mg/mL strengths. The product will be commercialized in collaboration with RareGen, LLC.

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