Generic Visicol Availability
VISICOL (sodium phosphate, dibasic anhydrous; sodium phosphate, monobasic, monohydrate - tablet; oral)
Has a generic version of Visicol been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Visicol available.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Visicol. 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.
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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.
Non-aqueous colonic purgative formulations
Issued: April 1, 1997
Inventor(s): Aronchick; Craig A.
Orally administered colonic purgative formulations and methods of its use for effecting partial or complete purgation of the colon in mammals, the formulations consisting of non-aqueous admixtures of monobasic, dibasic and tribasic sodium phosphates administered in tablet or capsule form in concentrations of from 0.01 to 0.85 grams per kilogram body weight. Preferred embodiments include the addition of binders, dispersants and buffers which do not adversely affect osmolality or effectiveness of the purgative formulations.Patent expiration dates:
- May 18, 2013✓
- May 18, 2013
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