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Generic Spectracef Availability

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

SPECTRACEF (cefditoren pivoxil - tablet;oral)

  • Manufacturer: VANSEN PHARMA
    Approval date: August 29, 2001
    Strength(s): 200MG
  • Manufacturer: VANSEN PHARMA
    Approval date: July 21, 2008
    Strength(s): 400MG

All of the above formulations have been discontinued.

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

  • Antibacterial composition for oral administration
    Patent 5,958,915
    Issued: September 28, 1999
    Inventor(s): Abe; Kenichi & Ota; Masato & Yamaguchi; Hiroyuki & Murakami; Chikako & Kikkoji; Toshihiro
    Assignee(s): Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
    A new, antibacterial composition for use in oral administration is now provided, which composition comprises a mixture of Cefditoren pivoxyl with a water soluble casein salt. This composition has a reduced bitter taste of Cefditoren pivoxyl and also has improved properties regarding the rate and concentration of dissolution of Cefditoren pivoxyl in water and a ratio of dissolution out of Cefditoren pivoxyl into water. This composition further can attain a high absorbability of the Cefditoren component at the digestive tubes upon oral administration thereof. In this composition, the ratio (by weight) of Cefditoren pivoxyl to the casein salt added may preferably be in a range of 1:0.1 to 1:4. By further addition of a water-soluble polyphosphoric acid salt to the composition, the composition can prevent a ratio of dissolution out into water of the Cefditoren pivoxyl component being decreased when the composition was stored under severe conditions.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • October 14, 2016
    • October 14, 2016
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