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Generic Supprelin LA Availability

Last updated on Nov 8, 2022.

Supprelin LA is a brand name of histrelin, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

SUPPRELIN (histrelin acetate - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: SHIRE
    Approval date: December 24, 1991
    Strength(s): EQ 0.2MG BASE/ML (discontinued), EQ 0.5MG BASE/ML (discontinued), EQ 1MG BASE/ML (discontinued)

SUPPRELIN LA (histrelin acetate - implant;subcutaneous)

  • Manufacturer: ENDO PHARM
    Approval date: May 3, 2007
    Strength(s): 50MG [RLD]

Has a generic version of Supprelin LA been approved?

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

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

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.

  • Compositions and methods for treating precocious puberty
    Patent 8,062,652
    Issued: November 22, 2011
    Inventor(s): Kuzma; Petr
    Assignee(s): Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc.

    The present invention is directed to the controlled delivery of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, preferably from a polymeric material that is implanted in the body. More specifically, the present invention relates to compositions comprised of a GnRH agonist, preferably histrelin, in a polymeric material that results in a desired and controlled delivery of a therapeutically effective amount of GnRH agonist over an extended period of time in order to treat central precocious puberty (CPP).

    Patent expiration dates:

    • June 16, 2026


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.

Further information

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