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Generic Pliaglis Availability

Pliaglis is a brand name of lidocaine/tetracaine topical, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

PLIAGLIS (lidocaine; tetracaine - cream;topical)

Has a generic version of Pliaglis been approved?

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

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

  • Noninvasive dermal anesthetics
    Patent 5,919,479
    Issued: July 6, 1999
    Inventor(s): Zhang; Jie & Zhang; Hao
    Assignee(s): Zars, Inc.
    An apparatus, product formulation, and method for improved dermal permeation of pharmaceuticals wherein the apparatus includes a thin drug formulation reservoir and a heat-generating chamber separated by a first non-permeable wall, wherein the reservoir and chamber are formed in or supported by a housing. The drug formulation reservoir houses or is capable of housing a predetermined amount of a formulation containing pharmaceutically-active agent(s). The heat-generating/temperature-regulating chamber includes a medium for generating controlled heat, preferably a chemical composition made of carbon, iron, water and/or salt which is activated upon contact with air (oxygen). The function of the heat-generating/temperature-regulating element is to heat the user's skin, rapidly bring the skin temperature to a desired and elevated narrow range and keep it in this range for sufficient time to obtain more rapid, enhanced and less variable dermal absorption of selected pharmaceutically-active agents and to obtain improved clinical effects. Structure for controlling the generation of heat is also disclosed. The apparatus may optionally include a spacing or standoff structure which spans the drug formulation reservoir between the non-permeable wall and the user's skin surface for maintaining a predetermined thickness of the drug formulation on the user's skin surface. Also, a novel product formulation which can be used with the apparatus which uses high percentage of eutectic mixture of local anesthetics to reduce the overall degradation rate of the local anesthetic compound(s) in formulations which are subject to hydrolysis.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • July 28, 2015
      Drug product
  • Methods and apparatus for drug delivery involving phase changing formulations
    Patent 6,528,086
    Issued: March 4, 2003
    Inventor(s): Jie; Zhang
    Assignee(s): Zars, Inc.
    This invention relates to an apparatus and method of drug delivery on a human body surface. The formulation comprises a drug, a conversion agent capable of converting the formulation from a less solid phase to a coherent, soft, solid phase, and a vehicle medium or carrier for the drug and conversion agent. The drug formulation is applied to this human body surface in its less than solid phase and is subsequently converted to a soft solid phase while the drug is being delivered through the human body surface. After delivery of the drug is complete, the soft solid formulation can be removed or peeled from the body surface as a coherent solid formulation. The drug formulation provides control over drug delivery rates and allows the formulation to be removed without leaving a messy, residual formulation on the body surface.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • September 28, 2019
      Drug product

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