Generic Cetrotide Availability

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

CETROTIDE (cetrorelix - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: EMD SERONO INC
    Approval date: August 11, 2000
    Strength(s): EQ 0.25MG BASE/ML [RLD]

Has a generic version of Cetrotide been approved?

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

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

  • Method for the treatment of fertility disorders
    Patent 6,319,192
    Issued: November 20, 2001
    Inventor(s): Engel; Jurgen & Riethmuller-Winzen; Hilde & Reissmann; Thomas
    Assignee(s): Zentaris AG
    An improvement to the method of intrauterine insemination by the administration of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists (LHRH antagonists).
    Patent expiration dates:
    • April 23, 2019
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      Patent use: PREVENTION OF PREMATURE LH SURGES IN WOMEN UNDERGOING CONTROLLED OVARIAN STIMULATION
  • Oligopeptide lyophilisate, their preparation and use
    Patent 6,863,891
    Issued: March 8, 2005
    Inventor(s): Engel; Jürgen & Wichert; Burkhard & Sauerbier; Dieter & Reissmann; Thomas
    Assignee(s): Zentaris AG
    A novel lyophilizate and method of preparation as well as the use of the lyophilizate to treat female infertility and for gonad protection. Cetrorelix is dissolved in acetic acid 30% v/v, the solution is transferred to water and freeze dried.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • February 22, 2014
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      Patent use: PREVENTION OF PREMATURE LH SURGES IN WOMEN UNDERGOING CONTROLLED OVARIAN STIMULATION
  • Oligopeptide lyophilisate, their preparation and use
    Patent 7,605,121
    Issued: October 20, 2009
    Inventor(s): Engel; Jürgen & Wichert; Burkhard & Sauerbier; Dieter & Reissmann; Thomas
    Assignee(s): AEterna Zentaris GmbH
    A novel lyophilizate and method of preparation as well as the use of the lyophilizate to treat female infertility and for gonad protection. Cetrorelix is dissolved in acetic acid 30% v/v, the solution is transferred to water and freeze dried.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • February 22, 2014
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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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