Generic Altace Availability

Altace is a brand name of ramipril, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

ALTACE (ramipril - capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: KING PHARMS
    Approval date: January 28, 1991
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [RLD] [AB]

Has a generic version of Altace been approved?

A generic version of Altace has been approved by the FDA. However, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be commercially available - possibly because of drug patents and/or drug exclusivity. The following products are equivalent to Altace and have been approved by the FDA:

ramipril capsule;oral

  • Manufacturer: ACCORD HLTHCARE INC
    Approval date: April 15, 2014
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: APOTEX
    Approval date: June 20, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD
    Approval date: June 8, 2011
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS LABS LTD
    Approval date: June 18, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: INVAGEN PHARMS
    Approval date: June 18, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: LUPIN
    Approval date: June 9, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: ROXANE
    Approval date: June 18, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: SANDOZ
    Approval date: June 18, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: TEVA PHARMS
    Approval date: June 18, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: WATSON LABS
    Approval date: October 24, 2005
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: ZYDUS PHARMS USA
    Approval date: September 2, 2008
    Strength(s): 1.25MG [AB], 2.5MG [AB], 5MG [AB], 10MG [AB]

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Altace. 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.

  • Use of inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system in the prevention of cardiovascular events
    Patent 7,368,469
    Issued: May 6, 2008
    Inventor(s): Schölkens; Bernward & Bender; Norbert & Rangoonwala; Badrudin & Dagenais; Gilles & Gerstein; Hertzel & Yusuf; Salim
    Assignee(s): Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Use of an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin system or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative thereof, optionally together with another antihypertensive, a cholesterol lowering agent, a diuretic or aspirin, in the manufacture of a medicament for the prevention of cardiovascular events; a method of preventing cardiovascular events comprising administering to a patient in need of such prevention an effective amount of an inhibitor of the renin angiotensin system or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative thereof, optionally together with another antihypertensive, a cholesterol lowering agent, a diuretic or aspirin; and a combination product containing an an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin system or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative thereof and a cholesterol lowering agent.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • August 30, 2020
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      Patent use: METHOD OF REDUCING RISK OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION, STROKE AND DEATH

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.
ABProducts meeting necessary bioequivalence requirements. Multisource drug products listed under the same heading (i.e., identical active ingredients(s), dosage form, and route(s) of administration) and having the same strength (see Therapeutic Equivalence-Related Terms, Pharmaceutical Equivalents) generally will be coded AB if a study is submitted demonstrating bioequivalence. In certain instances, a number is added to the end of the AB code to make a three character code (i.e., AB1, AB2, AB3, etc.). Three-character codes are assigned only in situations when more than one reference listed drug of the same strength has been designated under the same heading. Two or more reference listed drugs are generally selected only when there are at least two potential reference drug products which are not bioequivalent to each other. If a study is submitted that demonstrates bioequivalence to a specific listed drug product, the generic product will be given the same three-character code as the reference listed drug it was compared against.
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