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Generic Zuplenz Availability

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

ZUPLENZ (ondansetron - film;oral)

  • Manufacturer: MIDATECH PHARMA US
    Approval date: July 2, 2010
    Strength(s): 4MG [RLD], 8MG [RLD]

Has a generic version of Zuplenz been approved?

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

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

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.

  • Non-mucoadhesive film dosage forms
    Patent 8,580,830
    Issued: November 12, 2013
    Assignee(s): Labtec GmbH APR Applied Pharma Research S.A.

    Orally disintegrating film dosage forms for delivering active pharmaceutical agents, methods of formulating the dosage forms to retard absorption through the oral mucosa, and methods of using the dosage forms for the treatment of various medical conditions are provided.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • November 23, 2029
      Drug product
  • Stabilized amine-containing actives in oral film compositions
    Patent 9,095,577
    Issued: August 4, 2015
    Assignee(s): MONOSOL RX, LLC

    The present invention relates to compositions relating to films containing active pharmaceutical agents. In particular, the present invention relates to methods and systems useful for stabilizing amine-containing actives for dispersion in a film product.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • July 13, 2030
      Drug product

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Drug PatentA 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 ExclusivityExclusivity 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.
RLDA 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.