Generic Finacea Availability
FINACEA (azelaic acid - gel;topical)
Has a generic version of Finacea been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Finacea available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Finacea. 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.
Composition with azelaic acid
Issued: March 18, 2003
Inventor(s): Patrick; Franke & Clemens; Günther & Jutta; Riedl
Assignee(s): Schering Aktiengesellschaft
The invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition having the following constituents: azelaic acid, polyacrylic acid, triacylglyceride, propylene glycol, polysorbate, soya lecithin, water and salts. The composition is a hydrogel which is suited for the treatment of rosacea, presbyderma, melasma or skin irritations.Patent expiration dates:
- November 18, 2018
- November 18, 2018
- Finacea Consumer Information (Drugs.com)
- Finacea Plus gel Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Finacea gel Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Finacea Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Finacea Plus Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Finacea Plus Topical Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex®)
- Finacea Topical Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex®)
- Azelaic acid cream Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Azelaic acid gel Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Azelaic acid topical Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Azelaic acid Topical Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex®)
- Azelaic Acid AHFS DI Monographs (ASHP)
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