Generic Drisdol Availability

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

DRISDOL (ergocalciferol - capsule;oral)

Has a generic version of Drisdol been approved?

Yes. The following products are equivalent to Drisdol:

ergocalciferol capsule;oral

  • Manufacturer: ORIT LABS LLC
    Approval date: May 20, 2009
    Strength(s): 50,000 IU [AA]
  • Manufacturer: SIGMAPHARM LABS LLC
    Approval date: July 14, 2010
    Strength(s): 50,000 IU [AA]
  • Manufacturer: STRIDES ARCOLAB LTD
    Approval date: August 3, 2010
    Strength(s): 50,000 IU [AA]
  • Manufacturer: SUN PHARM INDS INC
    Approval date: December 29, 2009
    Strength(s): 50,000 IU [AA]

VITAMIN D (ergocalciferol capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: BANNER PHARMACAPS
    Approved Prior to Jan 1, 1982
    Strength(s): 50,000 IU [AA]

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

There are no current U.S. patents associated with Drisdol.

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.
AAProducts in conventional dosage forms not presenting bioequivalence problems. Products coded as AA contain active ingredients and dosage forms that are not regarded as presenting either actual or potential bioequivalence problems or drug quality or standards issues. However, all oral dosage forms must, nonetheless, meet an appropriate in vitro bioequivalence standard that is acceptable to the Agency in order to be approved.
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