Breath is Life. To breathe is to sing, to be able to work or play, to enjoy living to the fullest. We strive to consistently make developments in the medical fraternity to spread awareness, shatter myths and empower patients to lead fuller lives. Whether millions are affected or a few hundreds, we take our mission in Respiratory very seriously. No effort is spared to make our products and doctor/patient services easier, better, more useful. Cipla Respiratory products are available across the world, prescribed by physicians and consumed by patients in over 80 countries. This marks a testimony to our world-class quality.
Fun way to check your Lung power – Blow Art!
This World Asthma Day our employees engaged in a fun activity with their families to put their lung power to test by creating Blow Art Paintings.
Coronavirus drug in 6 months after producing API
News: Mumbai based drug major Cipla credited with several innovations especially in respiratory and flu therapy, could well become one of the first domestic companies to roll out new drugs for the Coronavirus. The company is both fast tracking development of those drugs with government laboratories and re purposing its wide portfolio of respiratory, asthma, anti-virals and HIV drugs to meet challenges arising from Covid-19 in India.
At Cipla, we have been passionate about lung health right from the time when we pioneered inhalation therapy in India in the 1950s.
The #COVID-19 pandemic has taught us many things, and one of the most important being how much we depend on our lungs for breath and life. Now is the time to take utmost care of your lungs, especially if you have a pre-existing condition such as #asthma.
- Nikhil Chopra
EVP & CEO - India Business
A message from our Chairman, Dr Y. K. Hamied about how Cipla delivered on the promise of freedom.
Cipla is proud of our commitment to respiratory diseases with the introduction of Salbutamol tablets in 1976 and Salbutamol inhaler in 1978 in India. Since then, we have consistently introduced new products for Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Allergic Rhinitis (AR) and more recently in other diseases such as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), lung cancer and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).
Around 50 years ago, people who had asthma in India were treated as if they had an infectious disease. We have been consistently working towards the freedom of asthmatic patients in India. In fact, we pioneered inhalation therapy in India, decades before anyone else. Today, we are helping the world breathe better. We have the world’s largest range of inhaled medication and devices. For every condition, every age and every stage, we have the right medication, the perfect dosage form, the right delivery system for the management of asthma and COPD.
Some of our milestones:
- DP Haler - The world’s first transparent dry powder inhaler
- Zerostat V Spacer - World’s first static-free spacer with valve mechanism
- World’s first single - action, multi-dose (Salmeterol + Fluticasone/Formoterol + Budesonide) Dry Powder Inhaler
- World’s first breath - actuated inhaler containing a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta agonist (Salmeterol + Fluticasone/Formoterol + Budesonide
With the rise of nasal allergies, we included Allergic Rhinitis in our spectrum. Our nasal spray is the world’s first combination of an antihistamine and an intranasal steroid (INCS) for allergic rhinitis. We also market a range of nasal steroids and oral antihistamines.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
With COPD now occupying center stage in the world of respiratory diseases, we have been actively working in this field and have pioneered many formulations that made it to the world’s firsts for COPD management.
- World’s first Tiotropium in pMDI
- World’s first breath-actuated inhaler containing a combination of an inhaled steroid and long-acting beta agonist (Salmeterol + Fluticasone/Formoterol + Budesonide)
- World’s first 3-in-1 combination inhaler
- World’s first combination of 2 long-acting bronchodilators for COPD (Tiotropium + Formoterol)
- Besides, we have India’s first nebulised LABA (Formoterol + Fumarate), a new alternative for COPD patients
Moreover, we have developed India’s first nebulised LABA (Formoterol + Fumarate), a new alternative for COPD patients.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
We believe that even rare needs care. We are one of the few companies in the world with medicines to treat orphan diseases like Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Our portfolio of drugs for this therapy includes the world’s first generic:
- Bosentan (Sildenafil and Tadalafil)
- Sildenafil for PAH
Pulmonary Critical Care
Again, we are one of the few companies in the world with injectable antibiotics and doctor support services to treat serious infections in the Intensive Care Unit.
We have a specialised division that caters to the treatment of different types of cancer including lung cancer, with non-chemotherapy drugs.
Respiratory Tract Infections
Standing true to our commitment of total lung care, we have the latest generation antibiotics for the management of Respiratory Tract Infections and second line drugs for TB for the international market.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
We have taken it upon ourselves to bring rare diseases like IPF to light and have contributed significantly towards the awareness and management of IPF among Pulmonologists and Chest Physicians in India. In fact, we have the world’s first generic Pirfenidone, the first and only approved therapy for IPF.
Pioneer of many world firsts
Our R&D teams work tirelessly to develop easier-to-use inhaler devices and combination products and devices for monitoring airway diseases. Many of our formulations have made it to the world’s firsts in this therapy.
1996 - Transparent Rotahaler
The world’s first transparent dry powder inhaler - the simplicity and ease of use thereafter changed the face of inhalation therapy in India
The world’s first tiotropium bromide pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler (pMDI), launched in India for the long term management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
2004 - Duonase
The world’s first combination of an antihistamine and a steroid in a nasal spray for comprehensive treatment of allergic rhinitis
The world’s first combination of two long-acting Bronchodilators – Tiotropium Bromide and Formoterol – for the treatment of COPD
The world’s first 3-in-1 combination inhaler for the treatment of COPD
2008 - Zerostat VT
World’s first transparent anti-static spacer with a unidirectional valve
2017 – Synchrobreath
A unique breath actuated inhaler
Business was established in 2000s. Cipla Panetrated the local market by partnering with major private level customers. Cipla direct to market operations commenced in 2017
Latest Press Release
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Cipla South Africa has partnered with some South African comedians to help raise awareness about the importance of seeking help for those feeling stressed, anxious and a sense of isolation during the lockdown. Help is available and #ItsOkayNotToBeOkay.