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Generic Quartette

Quartette (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a brand-name medicine that is not currently available in generic form. A patent for the drug prevents companies from making a generic Quartette product. However, this may change after the first patent expires in October 2025. Once this expires, companies may be allowed to make a generic version of this contraceptive. However, certain circumstances could extend or shorten the exclusivity period.


Can I Buy Generic Quartette?

Quartette™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription contraceptive product. It is one of the many oral contraceptives (birth control pills) available.
Quartette is made by Teva Women's Health, Inc. It is currently under the protection of patents that prevent any generic versions from being manufactured in the United States.  

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

The first patent for Quartette is set to expire in October 2025. This is the earliest possible date that a generic version could become available.
However, other circumstances could come up to delay or shorten this exclusivity period. This includes such things as lawsuits or other patents for new Quartette uses. Once the patents and exclusivity rights expire, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Quartette drug.

Will My Insurance Cover Quartette?

Each insurance company is different. There has been a long history of insurance companies not covering contraceptive products, although this is beginning to change. More and more insurance plans are beginning to cover contraceptives. Because Quartette is not available in a generic form, you may have to pay a higher copayment.
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