Combo antihypertensive gets FDA nod
February 05, 2007
Two commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications have now been combined into one tablet. With an anticipated availability this September, valsartan (Diovan, Novartis) and amlodipine (Norvasc, Pfizer) will be sold as a combination product under the trade name Exforge (Novartis). The Food & Drug Administration approval is tentative, pending expiration of market exclusivity and patent protection for amlodipine in September.