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Prasco® Launches Authorized Generic of Shire's Carbatrol®
Date:1/12/2012

CINCINNATI, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco® Laboratories announced today it has entered into an agreement with Shire (NASDAQ: SHPGY) for the distribution in the U.S. of the Authorized Generic version of Carbatrol® (Carbamazepine) Extended-Release Capsules in 100 mg, 200 mg and 300 mg strengths.

Carbamazepine Extended-Release Capsules are AB-rated, therapeutically equivalent and substitutable for the brand Carbatrol®. The product will be distributed in the U.S. under the Prasco label. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We are pleased to provide Carbamazepine Extended-Release Capsules to pharmacists and consumers," said Prasco chief executive officer Christopher H. Arington. "As a Prasco Authorized Generic, Carbamazepine Extended-Release Capsules will provide patients with a therapeutically equivalent product to the brand."

Indications

Carbatrol is a medicine used to treat:

  • certain types of seizures (partial, tonic-clonic, mixed).
  • certain types of nerve pain (trigeminal and glossopharyngeal neuralgia).

Carbatrol is not a regular pain medicine and should not be used for aches or pains.

Important Safety Information

Do not stop taking Carbatrol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping Carbatrol suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).

WARNING

SERIOUS SKIN REACTIONS

Carbatrol may cause rare but serious rashes that may lead to death. These serious skin reactions are more likely to happen within the first four months of Carbatrol treatment but may occur at later times
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