Hyderabad, India based Natco Pharma Limited announced today that it has launched the first generic version of Sofosbuvir 400mg/Velpatasvir 100mg fixed dose combination in Nepal. Sofosbuvir 400mg/Velpatasvir 100mg fixed dose combination is sold by Gilead Sciences, Inc., under brand name Epclusa®.
Epclusa® is the first all-oral, pan-genotypic, single tablet regimen for the treatment of adults with genotype 1-6 chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Epclusa is also the first single tablet regimen approved for the treatment of patients with HCV genotype 2 and 3, without the need for Ribavirin.
Natco will market Sofosbuvir 400mg/Velpatasvir 100mg under the brand name VELPANAT®. Natco priced its generic medicine of VELPANAT at an MRP of INR 25,000/- equivalent for a bottle of 28 tablets in Nepal. Natco has signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc., to manufacture and sell generic versions of its chronic hepatitis C medicines in 101 developing countries.