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Mylan Launches Lithium Carbonate Extended-Release Tablets USP

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Lithium Carbonate Extended-release Tablets USP, 450 mg. This product is indicated for the treatment of manic episodes of manic depressive illness.(1)

Lithium Carbonate Extended-release Tablets USP, 450 mg, had U.S. sales of approximately $15.2 million for the 12 months ending June 30, 2012, according to IMS Health. Mylan is launching this product immediately.

Currently, Mylan has 166 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $78.4 billion in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Thirty-five of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $25.1 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2011, according to IMS Health.

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(1) Lithium toxicity is closely related to serum lithium levels and can occur at doses close to therapeutic levels. Lithium carbonate may impair mental and/or physical abilities. Lithium should not be given to patients with significant renal or cardiovascular disease, severe debilitation or dehydration or sodium depletion, since the risk of lithium toxicity is very high in such patients.

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