Lupin launches Testosterone Gel in US

Pharmaceutical major Lupin said that it has launched a generic equivalent of AbbVie Inc’s AndroGel, a a day after it received approval for its sales from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Testosterone Gel is used for hormone replacement in men who are not able to produce enough testosterone. The medication is absorbed through the skin, enters the bloodstream, and helps the body reach normal testosterone levels.

Testosterone Gel 1.62% had annual sales of $893 million in the US market as of December 2018.

Mumbai-based Lupin is one of the world’s biggest makers of generic drugs, and sells both branded and generic formulations, biotechnology products and pharmaceutical ingredients globally.

It is the world’s biggest manufacturer of anti-TB medicines and focuses on cardiovascular, diabetology, asthma, paediatric, CNS, GI, anti-infective and NSAID segments of the pharma market.