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Generic Obredon Availability

Obredon is a brand name of guaifenesin/hydrocodone, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

OBREDON (guaifenesin; hydrocodone bitartrate - solution;oral)

  • Manufacturer: SOVEREIGN PHARMS
    Approval date: November 14, 2014
    Strength(s): 200MG/5ML;2.5MG/5ML [RLD]

Has a generic version of Obredon been approved?

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

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Obredon. 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: About generic drugs.

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.

  • Immediate release oral guaifenesin solution
    Patent 9,549,907
    Issued: January 24, 2017
    Disclosed is an immediate release solution for oral administration of guaifenesin and at least one additional drug. In addition to water the solution comprises as solvents propylene glycol and glycerol in a concentration which significantly increases the bioavailability of guaifenesin in the human body.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • November 13, 2035
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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.