Generic Xerese Availability

Xerese is a brand name of acyclovir/hydrocortisone topical, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

XERESE (acyclovir; hydrocortisone - cream;topical)

  • Manufacturer: VALEANT BERMUDA
    Approval date: July 31, 2009
    Strength(s): 5%;1% [RLD]

Has a generic version of Xerese been approved?

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

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

  • Nucleoside analogs in combination therapy of herpes simplex infections
    Patent 6,514,980
    Issued: February 4, 2003
    Inventor(s): Malcolm Richard; Boyd
    Assignee(s): Novartis International Pharmaceutical Ltd.
    A pharmaceutical product comprising a nucleoside analogue active against herpes simplex virus, such as acyclovir/valaciclovir or penciclorivir/famciclovir, and an immunosuppressant, as a combined preparation for simultaneous, separate or sequential use in the treatment and/or prevention of herpes simplex virus infections.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • January 24, 2019
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      Patent use: NEW COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS (12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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    • January 24, 2019
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      Patent use: COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN (6 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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  • Antiviral formulations comprising propylene glycol and an isopropyl alkanoic acid ester
    Patent 7,223,387
    Issued: May 29, 2007
    Inventor(s): Lekare; Gunilla
    Assignee(s): Medivir AB
    A topical composition comprising an antiinflammatory glucocorticoid and a nucleoside analogue antiviral agent in a pharmaceutical carrier characterized in that the carrier comprises about 15 to about 25 weight % propylene glycol and about 10 to about 25 weight percent isopropyl C12–C22 alkanoic ester. The compositions have utility in the treatment or prophylaxis of herpesvirus infections and exhibit superior antiviral and therapeutic efficacy and an improved shelf life.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • May 13, 2023
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      Patent use: NEW COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS (12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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    • May 13, 2023
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      Patent use: COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN (6 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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  • Pharmaceutical combination
    Patent RE39264
    Issued: September 5, 2006
    Inventor(s): Harmenberg; Johan & Kristofferson; Ann Harriet Margareta
    Assignee(s): Medivir AB
    The invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions for topical administration comprising a topically acceptable antiviral substance and an antiinflammatory glucocorticoid in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. The pharmaceutical composition can be used in the prophylactic and curative treatment of herpesvirus infections in mammals including man. The invention also relates to the use of a combination of a topically acceptable antiviral substance and an antiinflammatory glucocorticoid for the manufacture of a medicament for said prophylactic and curative treatment.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • August 2, 2016
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      Patent use: COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN (6 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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    • August 2, 2016
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      Patent use: NEW COMBINATION PRODUCT FOR THE EARLY TREATMENT OF RECURRENT HERPES LABIALIS (COLD SORES) TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF ULCERATIVE COLD SORES AND TO SHORTEN THE LESION HEALING TIME IN ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS (12 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER)
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Related Exclusivities

Exclusivity is exclusive marketing rights granted by the FDA upon approval of a drug and can run concurrently with a patent or not. Exclusivity is a statutory provision and is granted to an NDA applicant if statutory requirements are met.

  • Exclusivity expiration dates:
    • January 22, 2017 -

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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