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Generic Veletri Availability

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 11, 2021.

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

VELETRI (epoprostenol sodium - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: ACTELION
    Approval date: June 27, 2008
    Strength(s): EQ 1.5MG BASE/VIAL [RLD] [AP2]
  • Manufacturer: ACTELION
    Approval date: June 28, 2012
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE/VIAL [RLD] [AP2]

Has a generic version of Veletri been approved?

A generic version of Veletri has been approved by the FDA. However, this does not mean that the product will necessarily be commercially available - possibly because of drug patents and/or drug exclusivity. The following products are equivalent to Veletri and have been approved by the FDA:

epoprostenol sodium injectable;injection

  • Manufacturer: SUN PHARM
    Approval date: January 15, 2021
    Strength(s): EQ 0.5MG BASE/VIAL [AP2], EQ 1.5MG BASE/VIAL [AP2]

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

  • Epoprostenol formulation and method of making thereof
    Patent 8,318,802
    Issued: November 27, 2012
    Inventor(s): Palepu; Naglesh R.
    Assignee(s): Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

    This invention relates to a stable epoprostenol composition that can be combined with commercially available IV fluids and can be administered in its reconstituted and/or diluted form under ambient conditions of about 15-30° C. for greater than 24 hours. The composition preferably contains (a) epoprostenol or a salt thereof; (b) a alkalinization agent; and (c) a base, such that when reconstituted or in solution, the solution has a pH>11. Methods for making the lyophilized composition are also disclosed.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • March 15, 2027
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  • Epoprostenol formulation and method of making thereof
    Patent 8,598,227
    Issued: December 3, 2013
    Assignee(s): Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

    This invention relates to a stable epoprostenol composition that can be combined with commercially available IV fluids and can be administered in its reconstituted and/or diluted form under ambient conditions of about 15-30° C. for greater than 24 hours. The composition preferably contains (a) epoprostenol or a salt thereof; (b) a alkalinization agent; and (c) a base, such that when reconstituted or in solution, the solution has a pH>11. Methods for making the lyophilized composition are also disclosed.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • February 2, 2027

Glossary

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.
AP Injectable aqueous solutions and, in certain instances, intravenous non-aqueous solutions. It should be noted that even though injectable (parenteral) products under a specific listing may be evaluated as therapeutically equivalent, there may be important differences among the products in the general category, Injectable; Injection. For example, some injectable products that are rated therapeutically equivalent are labeled for different routes of administration. In addition, some products evaluated as therapeutically equivalent may have different preservatives or no preservatives at all. Injectable products available as dry powders for reconstitution, concentrated sterile solutions for dilution, or sterile solutions ready for injection are pharmaceutical alternative drug products. They are not rated as therapeutically equivalent (AP) to each other even if these pharmaceutical alternative drug products are designed to produce the same concentration prior to injection and are similarly labeled. Consistent with accepted professional practice, it is the responsibility of the prescriber, dispenser, or individual administering the product to be familiar with a product's labeling to assure that it is given only by the route(s) of administration stated in the labeling.

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