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Generic Prograf Availability

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

PROGRAF (tacrolimus - capsule;oral)

  • Manufacturer: ASTELLAS
    Approval date: April 8, 1994
    Strength(s): EQ 1MG BASE [RLD] [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [RLD] [AB]
  • Manufacturer: ASTELLAS
    Approval date: August 24, 1998
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [RLD] [AB]

PROGRAF (tacrolimus - for suspension;oral)

  • Manufacturer: ASTELLAS
    Approval date: May 24, 2018

PROGRAF (tacrolimus - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: ASTELLAS
    Approval date: April 8, 1994
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/ML [RLD] [AP]

Has a generic version of Prograf been approved?

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

tacrolimus capsule;oral

  • Manufacturer: ACCORD HLTHCARE
    Approval date: August 31, 2011
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: BELCHER
    Approval date: November 30, 2017
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS LABS LTD
    Approval date: May 12, 2010
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: MYLAN
    Approval date: September 17, 2010
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: PANACEA BIOTEC LTD
    Approval date: September 28, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: SANDOZ
    Approval date: August 10, 2009
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]
  • Manufacturer: STRIDES PHARMA
    Approval date: July 22, 2014
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE [AB], EQ 1MG BASE [AB], EQ 5MG BASE [AB]

tacrolimus injectable;injection

  • Manufacturer: HOSPIRA INC
    Approval date: August 25, 2017
    Strength(s): EQ 5MG BASE/ML [AP]

Note: No generic formulation of the following product is available.

  • tacrolimus - for suspension;oral

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

    • May 24, 2025 -
    • May 24, 2025 -

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.


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 (i.e., identical active ingredients(s), dosage form, and route(s) 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 (i.e., AB1, AB2, AB3, etc.). 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.
AP Injectable aqueous solutions and, in certain instances, intravenous non-aqueous solutions. It should be noted that even though injectable (parenteral) products under a specific listing may be evaluated as therapeutically equivalent, there may be important differences among the products in the general category, Injectable; Injection. For example, some injectable products that are rated therapeutically equivalent are labeled for different routes of administration. In addition, some products evaluated as therapeutically equivalent may have different preservatives or no preservatives at all. Injectable products available as dry powders for reconstitution, concentrated sterile solutions for dilution, or sterile solutions ready for injection are pharmaceutical alternative drug products. They are not rated as therapeutically equivalent (AP) to each other even if these pharmaceutical alternative drug products are designed to produce the same concentration prior to injection and are similarly labeled. Consistent with accepted professional practice, it is the responsibility of the prescriber, dispenser, or individual administering the product to be familiar with a product's labeling to assure that it is given only by the route(s) of administration stated in the labeling.