5mg, and 100-25mg, an FDA-approved generic version of the reference listed drug, Hyzaar
from Merck, which is also indicated for the treatment of hypertension.
Those include asthma and allergy pill Singulair, allergy spray Nasonex and blood pressure drugs Cozaar and Hyzaar
Drugs affected by the revisions include: Cozaar, Crixivan, Hyzaar
, Isentress, Janumet, Januvia, Mevacor, Noroxin, Prinivil, Prinizide, Propecia, Proscar, Singulair, Zocor, and Zolinza.
The pharmaceutical unit's profit dropped 65 percent to $87 million after patents for Cozzar and Hyzaar
hypertension medicines expired.
Merck is developing new drugs to replace revenue as it faces generic competition that began last year to blood-pressure pills, Cozaar and Hyzaar
, with combined 2009 sales of $3.
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The combination antihypertensives that have previously been approved as first-line treatments are Capozide (captopril and hydrochlorothiazide, or HCTZ), Ziac (bisoprolol/HCTZ), and Hyzaar
The combination antihypertensives that have previously been approved as first-line treatments are Capozide (captopri] and HCTZ), Ziac (bisoprolol/HCTZ), and Hyzaar
Preliminary results of laboratory analyses for products from these companies intercepted on their way to the United States have identified counterfeit versions of the following prescription drugs: the cholesterol-lowering agents Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zetia (ezetimibe); the antihypertensives Diovan (valsartan) and Hyzaar
(losartan-hydrochlorothiazide); Actonel (risedronate), a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis; Nexium (esomeprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease; Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis-related pain; Arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer; and Propecia (finasteride), for male pattern baldness.
Combination drugs include Aldoril, Atacand HCT, Avalide, Benicar HCT, Diovan HCT, Dyazide, Hyzaar
, Lotensin HCT, Maxzide, Micardis HCT.
Merck's high blood pressure medication COZAAR and its companion agent HYZAAR
rank among the company's fastest-growing products.