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Generic Cerdelga Availability

Cerdelga is a brand name of eliglustat, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

CERDELGA (eliglustat tartrate - capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: GENZYME CORP
    Approval date: August 19, 2014
    Strength(s): EQ 84MG BASE [RLD]

Has a generic version of Cerdelga been approved?

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

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

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.

  • Amino ceramide-like compounds and therapeutic methods of use
    Patent 6,916,802
    Issued: July 12, 2005
    Inventor(s): Shayman; James A. & Harris; David J. & Siegel; Craig & Nelson; Carol A. & Copeland; Diane P.
    Assignee(s): Genzyme Corporation The Regents of the University of Michigan

    The present invention provides amino ceramide-like compounds which inhibit glucosyl ceramide (GlyCer) formation by inhibiting the enzyme GlyCer synthase, thereby lowering the level of glycosphingolipids. The compounds of the present invention have improved GlcCer synthase inhibition activity and are therefore useful in therapeutic methods for treating various conditions and diseases associated with altered glycosphingolipid levels.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • April 29, 2022
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF GAUCHER DISEASE TYPE 1
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      Drug substance
  • Synthesis of UDP-glucose: N-acylsphingosine glucosyltransferase inhibitors
    Patent 7,196,205
    Issued: March 27, 2007
    Inventor(s): Siegel; Craig & Shayman; James A. & Nelson; Carol A. & Harris; David J. & Copeland; Diane P.
    Assignee(s): The Regents of the University of Michigan Genzyme Corporation

    Disclosed is a novel enantiomeric synthesis ceramide-like inhibitors of UDP-glucose: N-acylsphingosine glucosyltransferase. Also disclosed are novel intermediates formed during the synthesis.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • April 29, 2022
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      Drug substance
  • Amino ceramide-like compounds and therapeutic methods of use
    Patent 7,253,185
    Issued: August 7, 2007
    Inventor(s): Shayman; James A. & Harris; David J. & Siegel; Craig & Nelson; Carol A. & Copeland; Diane P.
    Assignee(s): The Regents of the University of Michigan Genzyme Corporation

    The present invention provides amino ceramide-like compounds which inhibit glucosyl ceramide (GlyCer) formation by inhibiting the enzyme GlyCer synthase, thereby lowering the level of glycosphingolipids. The compounds of the present invention have improved GlcCer synthase inhibition activity and are therefore useful in therapeutic methods for treating various conditions and diseases associated with altered glycosphingolipid levels.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • April 29, 2022
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      Drug product
  • Synthesis of UDP-glucose: N-acylsphingosine glucosyltransferase inhibitors
    Patent 7,615,573
    Issued: November 10, 2009
    Inventor(s): Siegel; Craig & Shayman; James A. & Nelson; Carol A. & Harris; David J. & Copeland; Diane P.
    Assignee(s): The Regents of the University of Michigan Genzyme Corporation

    Disclosed is a novel enantiomeric synthesis ceramide-like inhibitors of UDP-glucose: N-acylsphingosine glucosyltransferase. Also disclosed are novel intermediates formed during the synthesis.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • April 29, 2022
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF GAUCHER DISEASE TYPE 1

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:

    • August 19, 2019 - NEW CHEMICAL ENTITY
    • August 19, 2021 - LONG-TERM TREATMENT OF ADULT PATIENTS WITH GAUCHER DISEASE TYPE 1 WHO ARE CYP2D6 EXTENSIVE METABOLIZERS (EMS), INTERMEDIATE METABOLIZERS (IMS), OR POOR METABOLIZERS (PMS) AS DETECTED BY AN FDA-CLEARED TEST.

Further information

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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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