Generic Skyla Availability
SKYLA (levonorgestrel - intrauterine device;intrauterine)
Has a generic version of Skyla been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Skyla available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Skyla. 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.
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.
Inserter for the positioning of an intrauterine device
Issued: July 28, 1998
Inventor(s): Macandrew; John & Conway; John & Paton; Michael & Gardner; Richard & Rauramo; Ilkka & Lehtinen; Matti
Assignee(s): Leiras Oy
An inserter for the positioning of an intrauterine device in the uterus, which inserter includes a plunger, a handle attached to the plunger, a string for the removal of the IUD, a locking device to lock the string in such a way that the IUD remains immobile in relation to the plunger, and a protective tube around the plunger. The protective tube is arranged in relation to the plunger in such a way that it can be pushed, at the forward end that goes into the uterus, past the plunger at distance (L) , which corresponds substantially to the length of the IUD assembled for insertion. The stop members ensure that the front edge of the protective tube is stopped in a configuration in which the hemispherical tips of the wings of the transverse member of a T-shaped IUD remain partly uncovered by the protective tube, but the wings nevertheless remain pressed against each other.Patent expiration dates:
- December 5, 2015✓
- December 5, 2015
Delivery system and a manufacturing process of a delivery system
Issued: August 7, 2007
Inventor(s): Hallinen; Esa & Lyytikäinen; Heikki & Järvelä; Pentti & Kivi; Ilkka
Assignee(s): Schering Oy
A delivery system including a body construction (7) and at least one capsule (8) containing a pharmaceutical composition, the capsule having at least a first end and a second end. The body construction (7, 12, 34) has at least two locking parts (9, 10), each locking part (9, 10) having at least a first end and a second end, the first end of each locking part (9, 10) having a surface adapted to face and cover one of the at least first and second ends of the capsule (8). The diameter of at least one of the locking parts varies along its length between the first end and the second end, and the capsule (8) is mounted between the at least two locking parts. Also disclosed is a manufacturing process of a delivery system, the system including a body construction and at least one capsule containing a pharmaceutical composition.Patent expiration dates:
- November 13, 2023✓
- November 13, 2023
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:
- January 9, 2016 - NEW PRODUCT
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