18 January 2023 | News
Launches Sacubitril and Valsartan combination drug in Indian market
image credit- shutterstock
Mumbai-based pharma major Lupin has announced the launch of combination drug Sacubitril and Valsartan under two brand names, Valentas and Arnipin, in India. This drug combination is indicated for patients with Heart Failure (HF) conditions. Valentas and Arnipin tablets are available in 200 mg, 100 mg, and 50 mg.
In India, HF remains one of the most prevalent causes of death in patients suffering from chronic heart failure and the estimated prevalence ranges from 1.3 to 4.6 million. In addition, the HF pattern in India is considered different from the rest of the world due to factors such as the average age of Indian patients with HF being 10 years younger than the global average, the high prevalence of hypertension and diabetes, and limited adoption of guideline-directed medical therapy, among others.
Valentas and Arnipin are indicated to reduce repeated hospitalisation and the risk of cardiovascular death among adult patients with chronic mild to moderate heart failure.
Commenting on the launch, Rajeev Sibal, President – India Region Formulations, Lupin said, “Heart failure is a difficult condition with severe unmet needs, necessitating the development of treatment agents to improve patient outcomes."