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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories announces the launch of Ephedrine Sulfate Injection USP, 50 mg/mL, Single-Dose Vial in the U.S. Market

Hyderabad, India and Princeton, NJ, USA. October 29, 2021 - Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE:500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, NSEIFSC: DRREDDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) today announced the launch of Ephedrine Sulfate Injection USP, 50 mg/mL, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Akovaz® (ephedrine sulfate injection) Injection, 50 mg/mL approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

The Akovaz® brand and generic market had U.S. sales of approximately $67.5 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in August 2021 according to IQVIA Health*.

Dr. Reddy’s Ephedrine Sulfate Injection USP, 50 mg/mL is a clear, colorless, sterile solution for intravenous injection and supplied as a 1 mL fill in a 2 mL clear glass single-dose vial with purple flip-off cap. Each mL contains 50 mg of ephedrine sulfate USP, equivalent to 38 mg ephedrine base.

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Akovaz® is a trademark of EXELA STERILE MEDICINES LLC

*IQVIA Retail and Non-Retail MAT August 2021


About Dr. Reddy’s: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, NSEIFSC: DRREDDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology. Dr. Reddy’s operates in markets across the globe.

Our major markets include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more information, log on to: 

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