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Oct 30 (Reuters) - Allergan Plc reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and lifted its full-year adjusted earnings forecast on Tuesday, powered by double-digit growth in sales of blockbuster wrinkle treatment Botox.
The company said it expects $16.20-$16.60 per share for the full year, up from its previous forecast of $16.00-$16.50 per share.
While Botox continues to dominate the medical aesthetics market and lead the company's sales, its second-most important drug - eye disease treatment Restasis - faces threat of impending competition from copycat generic drugs in the United States after a bid to protect that drug's patents met regulatory scrutiny.
Restasis sales fell 18.5 percent to $311.6 million in the quarter.
Botox sales jumped 13.6 percent to $879.7 million in the quarter. Analysts had expected sales of $847.4 million, according to Refinitiv data.
Excluding items, the company earned $4.25 per share, beating analysts' average expectation of $4.04, according to Refinitiv data.
The company posted net loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of $37.9 million, or 11 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with loss of $4.03 billion, or $12.07 per share, a year ago, which included a one-time charge.
Revenue fell 3 percent to $3.91 billion. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)