FDA Approves Conjupri (levamlodipine maleate) for the Treatment of Hypertension




Hong Kong, 20 December 2019 -- The board of directors (the “Board”) of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that Conjupri® (levoamlodipine maleate) tablets has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hypertension. Based on our knowledge, this is the first New Drug Application (NDA) ever submitted to the FDA by Chinese pharmaceutical companies, and now granted full approval following a standard review by the FDA.

Levoamlodipine is the purified (S)-amlodipine, the pharmacologically active enantiomer in amlodipine (a racemic mixture of (R)- and (S)-amlodipine), for the treatment of hypertension. Amlodipine is a third-generation calcium channel blocker first developed and marketed by Pfizer as NORVASC® (amlodipine besylate) tablets in 2.5 mg, 5.0 mg, and 10.0 mg in 1992. The approved Conjupri® (levoamlodipine maleate) tablets come in 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg and 5.0 mg.

Levoamlodipine maleate tablets have been marketed by the Group as Xuanning ( 玄寧) in China since 2003. The clinical development of levoamlodipine maleate tablets in the U.S. was based on the safety and efficacy data demonstrated in China and data showing that levoamlodipine has less adverse events than amlodipine.

This NDA approval allows the Group to market Conjupri® in the U.S. and also paves the way for marketing in other parts of the world. As the first levoamlodipine approved by the FDA, Conjupri® is qualified to be the reference standard for drugs with the same active ingredient.

The NDA approval of levoamlodipine maleate tablets in the U.S. is a manifestation of the Group’s commitment to innovation and to bringing the best medicines to patients worldwide.

Source: CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited

Posted: December 2019

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