Generic Acanya Availability

Acanya is a brand name of benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin topical, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

ACANYA (benzoyl peroxide; clindamycin phosphate - gel;topical)

  • Manufacturer: DOW PHARM
    Approval date: October 23, 2008
    Strength(s): 2.5%;1.2% [RLD]

Has a generic version of Acanya been approved?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Acanya available in the United States.

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Acanya. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: About generic drugs.

Related Patents

Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.

  • Compositions of clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide for acne treatment
    Patent 5,733,886
    Issued: March 31, 1998
    Inventor(s): Baroody; Lloyd J. & Dow; Gordon J. & Dow; Debra A. & Lathrop; Robert
    Assignee(s): Baroody; Lloyd J. Dow; Gordon J.
    Compositions suitable for the treatment of acne by topical application comprise clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide. Kits for preparing the compositions include a solution of clindamycin in a first container and a gel suspension of benzoyl peroxide in a second container. Each component is stored at a pH which promotes stability, and the combination of the two components provides a final composition having a pH which promotes stability and enhances viscosity.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • March 31, 2015
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF ACNE
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      Drug product
  • Topical pharmaceutical formulations containing a low concentration of benzoyl peroxide in suspension in water and a water-miscible organic solvent
    Patent 8,288,434
    Issued: October 16, 2012
    Inventor(s): Chang; Yunik & Dow; Gordon J.
    Assignee(s): Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc.
    An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising water, a water-miscible organic solvent, and benzoyl peroxide, wherein the concentration of the organic solvent is sufficient to provide a stable suspension of benzoyl peroxide in the aqueous formulation without the inclusion of a surfactant in the formulation, wherein the ratio of concentrations of water and organic solvent in the formulation is sufficient to maintain the benzoyl peroxide in saturated solubility in the formulation following application to the skin, and wherein the concentration of benzoyl peroxide in the formulation is less than 5.0% and at least 1.0% w/w. The formulation may further contain a chemical compound in addition to benzoyl peroxide that is effective in the treatment of acne. The aqueous formulations of the invention are useful in the treatment of acne and acne rosacea.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • August 5, 2029
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF ACNE
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      Drug product
  • Topical pharmaceutical formulations containing a low concentration of benzoyl peroxide in suspension in water and a water-miscible organic solvent
    Patent 8,663,699
    Issued: March 4, 2014
    Assignee(s): Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc.
    An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising water, a water-miscible organic solvent, and benzoyl peroxide, wherein the concentration of the organic solvent is sufficient to provide a stable suspension of benzoyl peroxide in the aqueous formulation without the inclusion of a surfactant in the formulation, wherein the ratio of concentrations of water and organic solvent in the formulation is sufficient to maintain the benzoyl peroxide in saturated solubility in the formulation following application to the skin, and wherein the concentration of benzoyl peroxide in the formulation is less than 5.0% and at least 1.0% w/w. The formulation may further contain a chemical compound in addition to benzoyl peroxide that is effective in the treatment of acne. The aqueous formulations of the invention are useful in the treatment of acne and acne rosacea.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • June 3, 2029
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF ACNE

Glossary

TermDefinition
Drug PatentA drug patent is assigned by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and assigns exclusive legal right to the patent holder to protect the proprietary chemical formulation. The patent assigns exclusive legal right to the inventor or patent holder, and may include entities such as the drug brand name, trademark, product dosage form, ingredient formulation, or manufacturing process A patent usually expires 20 years from the date of filing, but can be variable based on many factors, including development of new formulations of the original chemical, and patent infringement litigation.
Drug ExclusivityExclusivity is the sole marketing rights granted by the FDA to a manufacturer upon the approval of a drug and may run simultaneously with a patent. Exclusivity periods can run from 180 days to seven years depending upon the circumstance of the exclusivity grant.
RLDA Reference Listed Drug (RLD) is an approved drug product to which new generic versions are compared to show that they are bioequivalent. A drug company seeking approval to market a generic equivalent must refer to the Reference Listed Drug in its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). By designating a single reference listed drug as the standard to which all generic versions must be shown to be bioequivalent, FDA hopes to avoid possible significant variations among generic drugs and their brand name counterpart.
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