The FINANCIAL — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announces the launch of Argatroban Injection in 0.9% sodium chloride, 250 mg/250 mL for intravenous infusion only, in the United States.
Argatroban Injection is used to prevent or treat blood clots in adult patients who have developed antibodies to heparin or heparin-like products causing a decrease in platelets (known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia). Argatroban Injection is also used as a blood thinner in adult patients during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a cardiac procedure, in patients who have had or are at risk for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, according to Teva.
Argatroban Injection works by blocking a certain natural substance (thrombin) that the body uses to form blood clots. This premixed formulation (250 mg in 250 mL aqueous sodium chloride solution) is supplied in a bag ready for intravenous infusion and does not require further dilution.
Argatroban Injection had annual sales of approximately $22 million in the United States, according to IMS data as of December 2014.
Teva is committed and focused on building a stronger generic injectable business globally. As the number one generics company in the world, we can quickly bring a range of high-quality, cost-effective generic injectable treatments to patients within the doctor’s office, hospital, or clinic. This month, Teva is also reintroducing Ondansetron Injection USP 40mg/20mL and Mesna Injection.