Generic Ertaczo Availability

Ertaczo is a brand name of sertaconazole topical, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

ERTACZO (sertaconazole nitrate - cream;topical)

  • Manufacturer: VALEANT LUXEMBOURG
    Approval date: December 10, 2003
    Strength(s): 2% [RLD]

Has a generic version of Ertaczo been approved?

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

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

  • 1H-imidazole derivative compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same
    Patent 5,135,943
    Issued: August 4, 1992
    Inventor(s): Foguet; Rafael & Moreno; Marcial & Raga; Manuel & Cuberes; Rosa M. & Castello; Jose M. & Ortiz; Jose A.
    Assignee(s): Ferrer Internacional S.A.
    The 1H-imidazole derivative compound of formula I: ##STR1## and its nontoxic addition salts, particularly the nitrate addition salt, are more effective as antimycotic agents and are unexpectedly safer than the corresponding prior art compounds, especially the compound in which the sulfur atom of the benzothiophene ring of the above compound is replaced by an oxygen atom. Pharmaceutical compositions containing an effective amount of the compound of formula I, e.g. 1 to 5% by weight, in a pharmaceutical carrier are safer, more effective, and, in some cases, more reliable with fewer side effects than currently used antimycotic preparations.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • May 31, 2014
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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.