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Generic Diprivan Availability

Last updated on Nov 8, 2022.

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

DIPRIVAN (propofol - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: FRESENIUS KABI USA
    Approval date: October 2, 1989
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML (discontinued)
  • Manufacturer: FRESENIUS KABI USA
    Approval date: June 11, 1996
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [RLD] [AB]

Has a generic version of Diprivan been approved?

A generic version of Diprivan has been approved by the FDA. However, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be commercially available - possibly because of drug patents and/or drug exclusivity. The following products are equivalent to Diprivan and have been approved by the FDA:

propofol injectable;injection

  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS
    Approval date: November 15, 2018
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: EMCURE PHARMS LTD
    Approval date: October 12, 2021
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: HIKMA
    Approval date: April 19, 2005
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: HOSPIRA
    Approval date: March 17, 2006
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: INNOPHARMA
    Approval date: September 16, 2020
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: SAGENT PHARMS INC
    Approval date: January 4, 1999
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: WATSON LABS INC
    Approval date: December 22, 2015
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [AB]

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

  • Propofol formulations with non-reactive container closures
    Patent 8,476,010
    Issued: July 2, 2013
    Assignee(s): APP Pharmaceuticals LLC

    A sterile pharmaceutical composition for parenteral administration of propofol, said composition comprising propofol, optionally albumin, and less than about 10% by weight solvent for propofol, wherein said composition is stored in a container having a closure wherein said closure is inert to propofol.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • December 1, 2024
      Drug substance
      Drug product
    • June 1, 2025
      Pediatric exclusivity


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.
AB Products meeting necessary bioequivalence requirements. Multisource drug products listed under the same heading (e.g. identical active ingredients, dosage form, and routes of administration) and having the same strength (see Therapeutic Equivalence-Related Terms, Pharmaceutical Equivalents) generally will be coded AB if a study is submitted demonstrating bioequivalence. In certain instances, a number is added to the end of the AB code to make a three character code (e.g. AB1, AB2, AB7). Three-character codes are assigned only in situations when more than one reference listed drug of the same strength has been designated under the same heading. Two or more reference listed drugs are generally selected only when there are at least two potential reference drug products which are not bioequivalent to each other. If a study is submitted that demonstrates bioequivalence to a specific listed drug product, the generic product will be given the same three-character code as the reference listed drug it was compared against.

Further information

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