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4 recent FDA updates
The most recent first-time generic drug approvals by the FDA
The US Food and Drug Administration has recently approved several first-time generic drugs for veterinary use. From dogs to cats to cattle, check out these highlighted news updates.
- FDA-approved Modulis for Cats, the first generic cyclosporine oral solution for companion felines, by Provetica LLC. Cyclosporine oral solution for cats is indicated for the control of certain skin conditions resulting from feline allergic dermatitis.
- FDA approved Tauramox as the first generic moxidectin injectable solution indicated for beef and nonlactating dairy cattle for the treatment and control of internal and external parasites in cattle. Tauramox is an antiparasitic drug that contains the same concentration of moxidectin in the same injectable dosage form as the approved brand name drug product, Cydectin, which was first approved on May 20, 2005.
- FDA-approved generic Maropitant Citrate tablets for canines to prevent acute vomiting and vomiting due to motion sickness. Maropitant Citrate, sponsored by ZyVet Animal Health Inc, is an antiemetic drug containing the same active ingredient (maropitant citrate) in the same concentration and dosage form as the approved brand name drug product, Cerenia tablets, that received FDA approval on January 29, 2007.
- FDA-approved Bimasone Injectable Solution, the first generic flumethasone, for certain diseases that cause inflammation in horses, dogs, and cats. Sponsored by Bimeda Animal Health, this product is recommended for the various rheumatic, allergic, dermatologic, and other disease states that are known to be responsive to anti-inflammatory drugs (ie, corticoids) in these species.