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Dr. Reddy's Announces the Launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release Capsules USP, 20 mg in the U.S. Market


Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY,
along with its subsidiaries together referred to as "Dr. Reddy's") today
announced the launch of Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release Capsules
USP, 20 mg, an over-the-counter (OTC) therapeutic equivalent generic
version of Nexium® 24HR Capsules in the United States market
as approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release Capsules USP, 20 mg, is an OTC
proton pump inhibitor used to treat frequent heartburn occurring two or
more days a week in adults*.

"This launch continues to demonstrate our deep R&D and manufacturing
capabilities to bring newer store-brand OTC medications to the market,"
says Milan Kalawadia, Vice President and Head, US OTC and Speciality Rx
businesses, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories. "We look forward to collaborating
with our customers to provide high-quality, affordable alternatives to

The combined market of Nexium® 24HR Capsules and private
label OTC Esomeprazole Magnesium products had U.S. sales of
approximately $311 million for the most recent twelve months ending in
May 2018 according to IRI.

Dr. Reddy's Esomeprazole Magnesium Delayed-Release Capsules USP, 20 mg
is available in 14 count bottles sold in cartons of 1, 2, or 3 bottles
each. Each bottle contains a complete 14-day course of treatment. Use
only as directed.

*May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. IRI Latest 52 wks.
period ending May 2018
Nexium® is a registered trademark
of AstraZeneca AB.


About Dr. Reddy's: Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124,
NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY) is an integrated pharmaceutical company,
committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier
lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services & Active
Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy's
offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom
pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated
formulations. Our major therapeutic areas of focus are gastrointestinal,
cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and dermatology.
Dr. Reddy's operates in markets across the globe. Our major markets
include – USA, India, Russia & CIS countries, and Europe. For more
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