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Generic Zypitamag Availability

Last updated on Sep 8, 2022.

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

ZYPITAMAG (pitavastatin magnesium - tablet;oral)

  • Manufacturer: MEDICURE
    Approval date: July 14, 2017
    Strength(s): EQ 1MG BASE (discontinued) [RLD], EQ 2MG BASE [RLD], EQ 4MG BASE [RLD]

Has a generic version of Zypitamag been approved?

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

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

  • Method for preparation of pitavastatin and pharmaceutical acceptable salts thereof
    Patent 8,829,186
    Issued: September 9, 2014
    Assignee(s): Cadila Healthcare Limited

    The present invention discloses a compound, which is alkali or alkaline earth metal salts of pitavastatin, wherein the alkali or earth metal comprise one or more of magnesium, zinc, potassium, strontium and barium.

    Patent expiration dates:

    • January 19, 2031
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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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