Akorn launches generic antibiotic formulations

Buffalo Grove, IL—Now that patents have expired on two popular antibiotics, Akorn Inc. has launched generic versions of Alcon's Ciloxan and Ocuflox.

Buffalo Grove, IL-Now that patents have expired on two popular antibiotics, Akorn Inc. has launched generic versions of Alcon's Ciloxan and Ocuflox.

Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic solutions USP, 0.3%, and ofloxacin ophthalmic solution USP, 0.3%, were launched in the U.S. market in May. The company anticipates the combined market potential for both products to be more than $40 million.

The new products will be marketed through the company's existing distribution channels.