Generic Foradil Aerolizer Availability

Foradil Aerolizer is a brand name of formoterol, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

FORADIL (formoterol fumarate - powder;inhalation)

  • Manufacturer: NOVARTIS
    Approval date: February 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 0.012MG/INH [RLD]

Has a generic version of Foradil Aerolizer been approved?

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

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

  • Powder inhaler
    Patent 6,488,027
    Issued: December 3, 2002
    Inventor(s): Claude; Moulin
    Assignee(s): Novartis AG
    This invention relates to single dose dry powder inhalers in which medicament is stored in a capsule and is released by piercing the capsule wall with polymer-coated steel pins. Methods of preparation of polymer-coated piercing means and their use in releasing the medicament from the capsule are described.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • March 8, 2019
  • Aerosol composition comprising formoterol
    Patent 6,887,459
    Issued: May 3, 2005
    Inventor(s): Haeberlin; Barbara
    Assignee(s): Novartis, AG
    The use of a dry powder comprising (A) formoterol, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, or solvate of said salt, and (B) a pharmaceutically acceptable particulate diluent or carrier in an amount of from 400 μg to 5000 μg per μg of (A) for the preparation of an inhalable medicament for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • November 28, 2020
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

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.
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