Generic Steritalc Availability
Last updated on Jan 11, 2023.
STERITALC (talc - powder;intrapleural)
Manufacturer: NOVATECH SA
Approval date: May 1, 2017
Strength(s): 2GM/VIAL [RLD], 3GM/VIAL [RLD], 4GM/VIAL [RLD]
Has a generic version of Steritalc been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Steritalc available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Steritalc. 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 FAQ.
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 1, 2024 - TO DECREASE THE RECURRENCE OF PNEUMOTHORAX IN ADULTS
- May 1, 2024 - TO DECREASE THE RECURRENCE OF MALIGNANT PLEURAL EFFUSIONS IN SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS FOLLOWING MAXIMAL DRAINAGE OF THE PLEURAL EFFUSION
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