Sandoz Launches Generic Taclonex Ointment

Sandoz announced the launch of Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment, the generic version of Leo Pharma's Taclonex Ointment.

Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment is a combination of calcipotriene hydrate, a synthetic vitamin D3 analogue, and betamethasone dipropionate, a synthetic corticosteroid. However, while their pharmacologic and clinical effects are known, the exact mechanisms of their actions in psoriasis vulgaris are unknown.

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Sandoz will market this product in conjunction with Tolmar Inc., which owns the Abbreviated New Drug Application for Calcipotriene and Betamethasone Dipropionate Ointment. The product is available as a Calcipotriene 0.005% and Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.064% strength in 60g and 100g tubes.

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