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Generic Lyrica CR Availability

Last updated on Sep 8, 2021.

See also: Generic Lyrica

Lyrica CR is a brand name of pregabalin, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

LYRICA CR (pregabalin - tablet, extended release;oral)

  • Manufacturer: UPJOHN
    Approval date: October 11, 2017
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [RLD] [AB], 165MG [RLD] [AB], 330MG [RLD] [AB]

Has a generic version of Lyrica CR been approved?

A generic version of Lyrica CR 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 Lyrica CR and have been approved by the FDA:

pregabalin tablet, extended release;oral

  • Manufacturer: ALVOGEN
    Approval date: July 6, 2021
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [AB], 165MG [AB], 330MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: ALVOGEN PINE BROOK
    Approval date: April 13, 2021
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [AB], 165MG [AB], 330MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: APOTEX
    Approval date: April 13, 2021
    Strength(s): 165MG [AB], 330MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: MSN
    Approval date: April 13, 2021
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [AB], 165MG [AB], 330MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: MYLAN
    Approval date: April 13, 2021
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: MYLAN
    Approval date: July 2, 2021
    Strength(s): 330MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: SUN PHARM
    Approval date: April 13, 2021
    Strength(s): 82.5MG [AB], 165MG [AB], 330MG [AB]

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

  • Solid pharmaceutical compositions containing pregabalin
    Patent 10,022,447
    Issued: July 17, 2018
    Assignee(s): Warner-Lambert Company LLC

    A solid pharmaceutical composition containing pregabalin is described. The composition includes a matrix forming agent and a swelling agent and is suitable for once daily oral administration. Exemplary matrix forming agents include mixtures of polyvinyl acetate and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and exemplary swelling agents include cross-linked polymers of polyvinylpyrrolidone.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • November 2, 2026
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA
    • November 2, 2026
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
  • Patent 10022447*

    Patent expiration dates:

    • May 2, 2027
  • Solid pharmaceutical compositions containing pregabalin
    Patent 8,945,620
    Issued: February 3, 2015
    Assignee(s): Warner-Lambert Company LLC

    A solid pharmaceutical composition containing pregabalin is described. The composition includes a matrix forming agent and a swelling agent and is suitable for once daily oral administration. Exemplary matrix forming agents include mixtures of polyvinyl acetate and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and exemplary swelling agents include cross-linked polymers of polyvinylpyrrolidone.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • November 2, 2026
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
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      Drug product
    • November 2, 2026
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      Patent use: TREATMENT OF POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA
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      Drug product
    • May 2, 2027
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      Pediatric exclusivity
  • Solid pharmaceutical compositions containing pregabalin
    Patent 9,144,559
    Issued: September 29, 2015
    Assignee(s): Warner-Lambert Company LLC

    A solid pharmaceutical composition containing pregabalin is described. The composition includes a matrix forming agent and a swelling agent and is suitable for once daily oral administration. Exemplary matrix forming agents include mixtures of polyvinyl acetate and polyvinylpyrrolidone, and exemplary swelling agents include cross-linked polymers of polyvinylpyrrolidone.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • November 2, 2026
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      Drug product
    • May 2, 2027
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      Pediatric exclusivity

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:

    • April 11, 2021 - PEDIATRIC EXCLUSIVITY

Glossary

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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