Teva’s Generic Drug gets FDA Approval

TevaAn oral chemotherapy pill has been approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is declared as the first generic version of Xeloda, and is used to treat colorectal and breast cancer.

Teva Pharmaceuticals has got the approval to manufacture this medicine having the strength of 150 and 500 milligram.

Health care can easily be ensured by the use of generic drugs for the people of America. "This medication is widely used by people living with cancer, so it is important to have access to affordable treatment options", said Kathleen Uhl, M. D., acting director of the office of Generic Drugs in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

According to the National Care Institute, it has been estimated that about 232,340 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer the current year. Of them, about 39,620 will succumb to the disease.

Warfarin is a medicine used to thin the blood. It is very important that the doctor must not prescribe Capecitabine to the patient who is already taking Warfarin. This could lead to serious side effects to the patient.

The same quality and the strength can be found in the generic drugs approved by the FDA, as the brand-name drugs have.