Cadila launches Forglyn pMDI, India’s first pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler for patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Biznextindia : Zydus Cadila, a global innovation driven healthcare company, announced that it is launching Forglyn pMDI, India’s first pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI) with a combination of Long Acting Muscarinic Antagonist (LAMA) and Long Acting Beta Agonist (LABA) for patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in India.
Forglyn pMDI is priced at Rs. 495 per pack and has been developed in-house using Zydus’ innovations in formulation technology. The administration of the two drugs Formoterol fumarate (LABA) + Glycopyrrolate (LAMA) in a single inhalation will improve outcomes due to the desired synergistic effect of the two drugs and a better adherence to the treatment.
COPD is a common respiratory disorder characterized by progressive airflow obstruction due to alveolar and bronchial abnormalities and inflammation caused by exposure to noxious substances. A highly debilitating disease, COPD impacts the normal daily activities and limits the quality of life. The disease is progressive in nature and can sometimes worsen due to sudden exacerbations, leading to significant disability and death. According to the Lancet COPD is the third leading cause of death worldwide and in India an estimated 55.3 million patients suffer from COPD.