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Generic Serostim Availability

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

SEROSTIM (somatropin recombinant - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: EMD SERONO
    Approval date: July 25, 1997
    Strength(s): 4MG/VIAL
  • Manufacturer: EMD SERONO
    Approval date: September 6, 2001
    Strength(s): 8.8MG/VIAL

Has a generic version of Serostim been approved?

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

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

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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.
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