Sun Pharmaceutical to introduce complete range of epilepsy medicine in India


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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, NSE Symbol:SUNPHARMA, BSE Script Code: 524715, will introduce the complete range of Brivaracetam dosage forms at an affordable price for epilepsy treatment in India. Sun Pharma’s brand, Brevipil (Brivaracetam) tablet 25 mg/50 mg/75 mg/100 mg was launched in the market on Day-1 post patent expiry of innovator product (February 21, 2021). Brevipil oral solution (10 mg/ml) and injectable (10 mg/ml) will be available in the market over the next few weeks. Brivaracetam is approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), as an adjunctive therapy in treatment of partial-onset seizures in patients 16 years of age and older with epilepsy.

Brivaracetam belongs to the class of anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) which have a unique or different mechanism of action compared to the existing treatment options. It has fast onset of action and promising efficacy . Long-term studies indicate that the response obtained with the use of Brivaracetam is sustained, with favourable tolerability profile and compliance to the treatment .

While epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, because of the social stigma surrounding epilepsy, cultural practices and poor awareness of new treatment options, management of epilepsy in India continues to be a challenge. It is estimated that around 5.7 million to 6.4 million people in India suffer from epilepsy .

CEO – India Business, Sun Pharma, Kirti Ganorkar said, “We are introducing the complete range of Brivaracetam in India at a competitive pricing which will improve patient access. This product reaffirms our commitment towards improving epilepsy care by bringing multiple treatment options to patients and health care professionals in India.”

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