Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces the Reintroduction of Amiodarone HCl Injection

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGNT) today announced the reintroduction of Amiodarone HCl Injection, an antiarrhythmic agent, now in an improved prefilled plastic syringe that is compatible with most standard I.V. pumps. According to IMS, for the 12 months ending June 2013, the US market for Amiodarone HCl Injection approximated $16 million. As with all products in Sagent's portfolio, Amiodarone features Sagent's PreventIV MeasuresSM packaging and labeling, designed to help reduce medication errors.

About Amiodarone HCl Injection

Amiodarone injection is indicated for initiation of treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation (VF) and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients refractory to other therapy. Amiodarone also can be used to treat patients with VT/VF for whom oral amiodarone is indicated, but who are unable to take oral medication. During or after treatment with amiodarone, patients may be transferred to oral amiodarone therapy.

The package insert, available at, contains the indications, complete side effect profile, and prescribing information.

About Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, sourcing and marketing pharmaceutical products, with a specific emphasis on injectables. Sagent has created a unique global network of resources, comprising rapid development capabilities, sophisticated manufacturing and innovative drug delivery technologies, resulting in an extensive and rapidly expanding pharmaceutical product portfolio that fulfills the evolving needs of patients.

CONTACT: INVESTOR CONTACT: Jonathon Singer, Sagent 847-908-1605 jsinger@sagentpharma.comSource:Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.