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Generic Allergy Meds
(2007-12-31)
(wgvu) - TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Zyrtec users are getting new options that
don't require a prescription.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given approval today
for Ohm Laboratories Inc. to sell generic versions of Pfizer Inc.'s
Zyrtec.
The antihistamine doesn't make takers sleepy. It has generated
about 1.3 billion dollars in annual sales but lost patent
protection in late December.
Ohm will sell the drug in five and 10 milligram doses under its
chemical name, cetirizine hydrochloride.
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. of Detroit and Perrigo
Co. of Allegan, Michigan, also have approval to sell cetirizine
hydrochloride as a generic, over-the-counter drug in five and 10
milligram doses.
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