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MSN launches ‘Vigabatrin Powder’ for treatment of infantile spasm

Appreciating the scarcity of the medicine, MSN Labs reached out to DCGI for necessary approval to serve epilepsy patients in India with an uninterrupted supply of affordable Vigabatrin.

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Hyderabad: Subsequent to the successful launch of its third generation anti-epileptic drug, BRIVANEXT™, MSN Labs on Wednesday announced the launch of yet another anti-epileptic and India’s first generic Vigabatrin Powder for Oral Solution under the brand name ‘ VIGANEXTTM’.

Vigabatrin is recommended as the first-line therapy for Infantile Spasm, a form of epilepsy that affects one in 2,000 children.

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Previously, the availability of Vigabatrin was wholly dependent on grey market imports which were severely disrupted during the Covid-19 lockdowns impacting thousands of patients, Hyderabad-based pharma company said in a statement here.

Appreciating the scarcity of the medicine, MSN Labs reached out to DCGI for necessary approval to serve epilepsy patients in India with an uninterrupted supply of affordable Vigabatrin.

A therapeutic equivalent, the drug approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), is indicated for Infantile Spasms – monotherapy in infants one month to 2 years of age – and as adjunctive therapy for Refractory Complex Partial Seizures in patients two years of age and older who have responded inadequately to several alternative treatments.

VIGANEXTTM, available in 500 mg sachet with 30 sachets per pack, is manufactured at our state-of-the-art US FDA and EU approved finished dosages manufacturing campus at Hyderabad.

Both BRIVANEXT and VIGANEXTTM are available in Pharmacies as affordable therapeutic options.

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