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Generic Doribax Availability

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

DORIBAX (doripenem - injectable;iv (infusion))

  • Manufacturer: SHIONOGI INC
    Approval date: October 12, 2007
    Strength(s): 500MG/VIAL [RLD]
  • Manufacturer: SHIONOGI INC
    Approval date: October 5, 2010
    Strength(s): 250MG/VIAL [RLD]

Has a generic version of Doribax been approved?

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

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

  • Crystal form of pyrrolidylthiocarbapenem derivative
    Patent 8,247,402
    Issued: August 21, 2012
    Inventor(s): Saitoh; Izumi & Takahira; Masayuki & Kawakita; Toshio & Yoshioka; Yasuyuki
    Assignee(s): Shiongi & Co., Ltd.
    Novel crystals of a pyrrolidylthiocarbapenem derivative having excellent stability is provided. According to the present invention, a crystal of (+)-(4R,5S,6S)-6-[(1R)-1-hydroxyethyl]-4-methyl-7-oxo-3[[(3S,5S)-5-(sulfamoylaminomethyl)p yrrolidin-3-yl]thio]-1-azabicyclo[3.2.0]hept-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid having a diffraction pattern in powder X-ray diffraction having main peaks at diffraction angles (2θ) of about 13.04, 14.98, 15.88, 16.62, 20.62, 21.06, 22.18, 23.90, 26.08, 28.22 and 28.98 (degrees) and a crystal of said compound having a diffraction pattern in powder X-ray diffraction having main peaks at diffraction angles (2θ) of about 6.62, 13.04, 15.44, 16.58, 17.64, 20.88, 23.26, 25.02 and 25.52 (degrees) are provided.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • March 30, 2021
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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.