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Cadila Pharma launches Posaconazole

The company plans to reach 1,000 hospitals through 4,000-strong distributor network in the next few weeks

Cadila Pharmaceuticals has launched a new triazole antifungal drug Posaconazole, which is effective against a wide range of invasive fungal diseases. The drug has also been recommended as a second-line treatment for Mucormycosis or black fungus as it is commonly known. Posaconazole works by stopping the growth of fungi and has an excellent safety profile. Serious side effects are rare, even in the case of prolonged use.

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals has ramped up production of Posaconazole to meet the increased demand on account of spurt in fungal diseases. Posaconazole is approved for prophylaxis against Aspergillus and Candida infections in immunocompromised patients at high risk for these infections and oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC). The drug is presently available in suspension and tablet forms, while the injectable form is in the pipeline and is expected to be launched soon.

“We have put in place the systems to ensure supply of the drug to hospitals on a priority basis. We aim to reach over 1,000 hospitals through our 4,000-strong distributor network in the next few weeks,” said OP Singh, President of Sales and Marketing, Cadila Pharmaceuticals..

 

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