The company's Sildenafil Citrate Tablets is the generic version of Pfizer's Revatio
, which is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults to improve exercise ability and delay clinical worsening.
The FDA made the announcement after a pediatric trial revealed high doses of Revatio
increased mortality, and low doses failed to improve exercise ability among young PAH patients.
Sildenafil, the phosphodiesterase inhibitor marketed as Viagra for erectile dysfunction, is marketed as Revatio
Viagra is a registered trademark and Revatio
is a trademark of Pfizer, Inc.
And the Viagra - it's actually a pill-based on the drug, called revatio
- helps keep her alive.
But she suffered severe side-effects and so, last April, she became one of the first people in the country to be given Revatio
, which is based on impotence drug Viagra.
Now it's being launched as a lung treatment with the brand name Revatio
Trials for Revatio
started in Newcastle two years ago.
The new treatment, which has the same active ingredient as Viagra, has been given a different trade name, Revatio
, and is white and round, to differentiate it from the blue diamond-shaped anti-impotence drug.
In June, the Food and Drug Administration cleared Viagra's maker, New York-based Pfizer, to market the sildenafil drag called Revatio
for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
The sanctioned ANDA is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug product (RLD) REVATIO
(sildenafil citrate) Tablets 20 mg of Pfizer, Inc.
But women who take Revatio
for pulmonary hypertension may find their desire for sex increases.
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Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE: WPI), a global, integrated speciality pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products, announced yesterday that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories Inc, has received Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) approval for its Sildenafil Tablets, 20 mg, the generic equivalent to Pfizer's Revatio
, from the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Kirsty began taking revatio
about a year ago after it was suggested by her specialist.