Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for anti-rheumatic drug

Mumbai: Cadila Healthcare Ltd has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for marketing hydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets in the strength of 200 mg.

The company will market the drug through its US subsidiary, Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc, the company said in a statement.

The drug falls in the disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) segment and is used in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

The sales of such tablets in the US market in 2006 as per NDC Health stood at an estimated $30 million.