The drug classes include angiotensin receptor blockers, such as Novartis AG's Diovan, calcium channel blockers, like Pfizer Incs's Norvasc, ACE inhibitors, including Pfizer's Altace, and diuretics, such as Merck & Co Inc's Hyzaar
Again aside from foreign exchange, the sales decline was largely driven by product divestitures and the ongoing impacts of the loss of market exclusivity for several products, including Cozaar and Hyzaar
, treatments for hypertension, as well as lower sales of Peglntron and Januvia.
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 $3.6 billion.
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Angiotensin ll Irbesartan and The Dizziness, receptor hydrolorothiazide angiotensin nausea, antagonist plus (Available) Losartan II receptor shortness diuretic and blocks the of breath, hydrochlorothiazide action of increased (Hyzaar
) chemicals urination that allow blood vessels to narrow and the diuretic reduces the amount of fluid in the body.
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.