New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) Drug firm Mylan Pharmaceuticals today said it has launched tenofovir alafenamide tablets under the brand name ‘HepBest’, used for treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults, in India.

HepBestTM is the first drug in eight years to be approved for the management of chronic hepatitis B in India, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd said in a statement.

The tablet has been launched in the strength of 25 mg, it added.

Commenting on the development, Mylan India and Emerging Markets President Rakesh Bamzai said: “Mylan continues to be in the forefront of introducing new treatment regimens for the management of hepatitis in India.”

By bringing the best-in-class drug for hepatitis B management, HepBestTM, to India, Mylan hopes to provide care for chronic hepatitis B patients and improve overall management of the disease, he added.

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