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Cipla launches Nintib capsules to treat lung disease

Available as 100 mg and 150 mg capsules, it will be marketed under the brand name Nintib

Cipla has launched generic Nintedanib for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Available as 100 mg and 150 mg capsules, it will be marketed under the brand name Nintib. This launch marks yet another milestone in Cipla’s decade-long commitment to treat IPF, a rare lung disease that impacts ten in one lakh people.

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Cipla’s journey in IPF began in 2010 with the introduction of Pirfenex, the world’s first generic Pirfenidoneand the first ever approved drug for IPF in India. Further to this, Cipla reduced the cost of its IPF therapy by 40 per cent in 2013 to provide patient-access to this critical treatment. In line with its endeavour of enabling effective and affordable management of IPF, Cipla’s Nintib is priced at Rs 69 (100 mg) and Rs 85 (150 mg) per capsule.

IPF is achronic progressive form of lung disease with an average survival rate of three to five years if left untreated. It is characterised by scarring in the lungs, wherein the lung tissue becomes stiffand thick. This interferes with a person’s ability to breathe and reduces oxygen supply to the blood, resulting in shortness of breath.

 

 

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