FDA approves first generic Atacand

May 22, 2013

Sandoz has become the first company to gain the FDA approval to produce a generic version of Atacand (candesartan cilexetil).

Sandoz has become the first company to gain the FDA approval to produce a generic version of Atacand (candesartan cilexetil), the popular heart drug that generated an estimated 120 million in domestic sales last year.

“Sandoz is proud to be the first generic company to market this important generic treatment option to patients in the U.S.,” said Don DeGolyer, president of Sandoz US. “The launch of candesartan further expands our offering of high-quality, affordable cardiology medicines.”

Candesartan cilexetil tablets are used to treat heart failure in some adults and hypertension in adults and children 1 to 17 years of age.  

Sandoz’s generic candesartan cilexetil tablets will be available in 4-mg, 8-mg, 16-mg, and 32-mg strength tablets.