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Tredaptive launched in UK

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Merck Sharp & Dohme (Merck & Co) has launched its dyslipidaemia treatment Tredaptive (nicotinic acid 1,000mg plus laropiprant 20mg) tablets in the UK. The product is indicated for patients with combined mixed dyslipidaemia or primary hypercholesterolaemia. It should be used in combination with a statin when statin monotherapy is inadequate in lowering cholesterol, or as monotherapy in patients intolerant of statins or for whom statin therapy is inappropriate. It costs £16.73 for 28 tablets and £33.46 for 56 tablets. The European Commission approved a centralised marketing authorisation for Tredaptive in July last year. It is already launched in Ireland.

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