Dr Reddy’s launches Hypertension drug Optidoz

Over 125 anti-hypertensive drugs are available in the Indian market, 76% cases of blood pressure still remain uncontrolled


Mr Alok Sonig, Vice President & India Business Head (Generics), launching the drug

Dr Reddy's Laboratories hasannounced that Optidoz - a drug for the treatment of Essential Hypertension has been approved and will be made available in the Indian Pharmaceutical market.

Optidoz is a single pill combination of three anti-hypertensive drugs (Amlodipine 2.5 mg, Telmisartan 20 mg and Hydrochlorothiazide 6.25 mg) with optimal dose of individual drugs. The drug is priced at Rs 8 per tablet and Rs 80 for a strip of 10.

Efficacy and safety of Optidoz has been established through the CONTROL-Hypertension clinical study, approved by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). The study was conducted between November 2010 and June 2011 as per the Good Clinical Practices (GCP) in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration.

The study demonstrated that Optidoz controls hypertension faster and more effectively with much lesser incidence of adverse events as compared to standard dose double drug combination.

Optidoz will also simplify the traditional, complicated step-care treatment approach for hypertension management. The prolonged blood pressure control with minimal adverse effects is expected to improve efficacy response in normalizing the blood pressure due to good tolerability with Optidoz and enhanced compliance in patients.

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