Generic Thalomid Availability
Last updated on Jan 11, 2023.
THALOMID (thalidomide - capsule;oral)
Approval date: July 16, 1998
Strength(s): 50MG [RLD]
Approval date: January 17, 2003
Strength(s): 100MG [RLD], 200MG [RLD]
Approval date: January 10, 2007
Strength(s): 150MG [RLD]
Has a generic version of Thalomid been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Thalomid available in the United States.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Thalomid. 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.
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.
Pharmaceutical compositions and dosage forms of thalidomide
Issued: June 12, 2007
Inventor(s): D'Angio; Paul & McCarty; John
Assignee(s): Celgene Corporation
Pharmaceutical compositions and single unit dosage forms of thalidomide and pharmaceutically acceptable prodrugs, salts, solvates, hydrates, or clathrates are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of treating and preventing diseases and conditions such as, but not limited to, leprosy, chronic graft-vs-host disease, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer using the novel dosage forms disclosed herein.
Patent expiration dates:
- December 9, 2023✓
- December 9, 2023
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