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Generic Angeliq Availability

Last updated on Nov 8, 2022.

Angeliq is a brand name of drospirenone/estradiol, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

ANGELIQ (drospirenone; estradiol - tablet;oral)

  • Manufacturer: BAYER HLTHCARE
    Approval date: September 28, 2005
    Strength(s): 0.5MG;1MG [RLD]
  • Manufacturer: BAYER HLTHCARE
    Approval date: February 29, 2012
    Strength(s): 0.25MG;0.5MG [RLD]

Has a generic version of Angeliq been approved?

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

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Angeliq. 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: Generic Drug FAQ.

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.

  • Very low-dosed solid oral dosage forms for HRT
    Patent 8,906,890
    Issued: December 9, 2014
    Assignee(s): Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

    The present invention relates to a very low-dosed dosage form for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). More particularly, the present invention concerns a solid oral dosage form comprising about 0.5 mg estradiol and about 0.25 mg drospirenone, and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient. Despite the very low E2 and DRSP doses it has surprisingly been found that a high proportion of the women suffering from moderate to severe hot flushes actually respond to this treatment. Accordingly, the dosage form of the invention may be used as maintenance HRT or may be used already when HRT is initiated.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • October 22, 2031
      Drug product


Term Definition
Drug Patent A 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 Exclusivity Exclusivity 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.
RLD A 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.

Further information

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