Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for generic Zovirax ointment for herpes

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Zydus Cadila said that it received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration for the sale of a generic version of Valeant’s Zovirax ointment.

Acyclovir, belonging to a class of medications called antivirals, is used to treat cold sores or fever blisters caused by herpes viruses.

The ointment will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Ahmedabad.

With the latest nod, the company has so far received 257 approvals and filed over 350 applications for sales of various drug products.

Headquartered in Ahmedabad, Zydus Cadila has manufacturing sites and research facilities across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim and even in the United States and Brazil.