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Generic Veregen

Patents are currently in place that prevent a company from making a generic Veregen (sinecatechins) product. However, this may change after the first patent for the drug expires in April 2017. Although sinecatechins is sometimes referred to as the generic name for Veregen, it is simply the active ingredient in the drug and not a generic version of it.

Can I Buy Generic Veregen?

Veregen® (sinecatechins) is a prescription medication approved to treat external genital warts and perianal warts. Veregen is made by C.P.M. Contract Pharma GmbH & Co. KG (a manufacturer in Germany) for PharmaDerm. There are no generic versions of Veregen available at this time.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

Veregen is expected to be protected from any generic competition until at least April 2017, when the first of a few different patents for the drug expires. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available.
 
However, other circumstances could come up to extend or delay this exclusivity period, including such things as lawsuits or other patents for new Veregen uses. Once Veregen goes off-patent, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic version of the drug.
 

Is Sinecatechins a Generic Veregen?

No -- sinecatechins is the active ingredient in Veregen, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
 

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