Unichem Lab gets USFDA nod for pain management drug

Drug firm Unichem Laboratorieshas received approval from the US health regulator to market pain management drug Tramadol Hydrochloride tablets.

The company has received abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for Unichem’s Tramadol Hydrochloride tablets USP, in the strength 50 mg, Unichem Laboratories said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

The approved product is a generic version of Ultram tablets, 50 mg, of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Tramadol Hydrochloride tablets are indicated for use in adults for the management of pain severe enough to require an opioid analgesic, and for which alternative treatments are inadequate.

Unichem said the product will be commercialised from its Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, plant.

Shares of Unichem Laboratories were trading 1.35 per cent lower at Rs 175.60 apiece on the BSE.