Cipla MD and Global Chief Executive Officer Subhanu Saxena said, "The launch of Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir is a further step to facilitate the optimal treatment for patients suffering from genotype 1 hepatitis C virus."

The company's product is a generic version of the S-based drug maker Gilead Sciences Inc's Harvoni tablets.

Hepcvir-L is the first once-a-day, fixed dose oral combination therapy that has been approved for chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 patients, Cipla said.

The company's current portfolio includes over 1,500 products across therapeutic categories.

Cipla was trading at Rs 646.15, up 0.62 percent, on the BSE.

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