Generic Climara Pro Availability
CLIMARA PRO (estradiol; levonorgestrel - film, extended release;transdermal)
Manufacturer: BAYER HLTHCARE
Approval date: November 21, 2003
Strength(s): 0.045MG/24HR;0.015MG/24HR [RLD]
Has a generic version of Climara Pro been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Climara Pro available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Climara Pro. 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.
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.
Transdermal therapeutic systems with crystallization inhibitors
Issued: October 14, 1997
Inventor(s): Lipp; Ralph & Riedl; Jutta & Tack; Johannes
Assignee(s): Schering Aktiengesellschaft
A transdermal therapeutic system is described, which is characterized in that it contains a crystallization inhibitor and optionally penetration enhancer in an active ingredient-containing adhesive matrix.Patent expiration dates:
- October 14, 2014✓
- October 14, 2014
- Climara Pro Consumer Information (Drugs.com)
- Climara Pro weekly patch Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Climara Pro transdermal Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Estradiol/levonorgestrel weekly patch Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Estradiol and levonorgestrel transdermal Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
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