Generic Combivent Availability

See also: Generic Combivent Respimat

Combivent is a brand name of albuterol/ipratropium, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

COMBIVENT (albuterol sulfate; ipratropium bromide - aerosol, metered;inhalation)

    Approval date: October 24, 1996
    Strength(s): EQ 0.09MG BASE/INH;0.018MG/INH [RLD]

Has a generic version of Combivent been approved?

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

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

  • Aerosol composition of a salt of ipratropium and a salt of albuterol
    Patent 5,603,918
    Issued: February 18, 1997
    Inventor(s): McNamara; Daniel
    Assignee(s): Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    The present invention is concerned with an aerosol formulation which contains an effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of ipratropium and an effective amount of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of albuterol in combination with an effective amount of soya lecithin as a suspending agent and a propellant.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • June 9, 2015


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.