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Diclofenac sodium - Generic Drug Details

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Diclofenac sodium is the generic ingredient in eight branded drugs marketed by Apotex Inc, Glenmark Pharms Ltd, Novartis, Dexcel Ltd, Fougera Pharms, Falcon Pharms, Actavis Elizabeth, Amneal Pharms, Taro, Glaxosmithkline Cons, Horizon Pharma, Teva, Alcon Pharms Ltd, Lupin Ltd, Pliva, Tolmar, Akorn, Nuvo Res Inc, Watson Labs Inc, Mylan, Rising Pharms Inc, Teva Pharms, Unique Pharm Labs, Teligent Pharma Inc, Sandoz, Novel Labs Inc, Mylan Pharms Inc, Altaire Pharms Inc, Carlsbad, Nostrum Labs, Roxane, Bausch And Lomb, Vpna, Actavis Mid Atlantic, Paddock Llc, Javelin Pharms Inc, Gd Searle Llc, Exela Pharma Scs Llc, and Actavis Labs Fl Inc, and is included in forty-nine NDAs. There are twenty-three patents protecting this compound and four Paragraph IV challenges. Additional information is available in the individual branded drug profile pages.

This ingredient has two hundred and twenty-three patent family members in thirty-three countries.

There are forty-six drug master file entries for diclofenac sodium. Seventy-seven suppliers are listed for this compound. There are four tentative approvals for this compound.

Summary for Generic Name: diclofenac sodium

Tradenames:8
Patents:23
Applicants:39
NDAs:49
Drug Master File Entries: see list46
Suppliers / Packaging: see list77
Therapeutic Class:Analgesics
Anti-inflammatory Agents
Dermatological Agents
Ophthalmic Agents
Drug Prices:see low prices

Tentative approvals for DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Applicant Application No. Form Dosage
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Clinical Trials for: diclofenac sodium

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Type RLD Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Gd Searle Llc
ARTHROTEC
diclofenac sodium; misoprostol
TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE;ORAL020607-002Dec 24, 1997RXYes
Novartis
VOLTAREN
diclofenac sodium
SOLUTION/DROPS;OPHTHALMIC020037-001Mar 28, 1991RXYes
Horizon Pharma
PENNSAID
diclofenac sodium
SOLUTION;TOPICAL204623-001Jan 16, 2014RXYes9,168,304Oct 17, 2027Y
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Expired Orange Book Patents for Generic Ingredient: diclofenac sodium

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Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Patent No. Patent Expiration
Novartis
VOLTAREN
diclofenac sodium
SOLUTION/DROPS;OPHTHALMIC020037-001Mar 28, 19914,960,799<disabled>
Fougera Pharms
SOLARAZE
diclofenac sodium
GEL;TOPICAL021005-001Oct 16, 20005,639,738<disabled>
Novartis
VOLTAREN
diclofenac sodium
TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE;ORAL019201-001Jul 28, 19883,652,762<disabled>
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Non-Orange Book Patents for Generic Ingredient: diclofenac sodium

For Orange Book-listed patents (shown in the main table above) generic applications must certify that the listed patents are expired, invalid, or will not be infringed by generic entry.

The non-Orange Book patents listed below do not require formal certifications, so they do not automatically impede generic entry. Instead, they represent potential opportunities for branded firms to block generic entry through patent infringment challenges.

Patent No. Title Estimated Patent Expiration
5,817,644 Targeting of dosages of medicine and therapeutic agents<disabled in preview>
5,962,433 Topical composition containing hyaluronic acid and NSAIDS<disabled in preview>
6,022,866 Use of hyaluronic acid and forms to prevent arterial restenosis<disabled in preview>
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International Patent Family for Ingredient: diclofenac sodium

Country Document Number Estimated Expiration
Japan2014005309<disabled in preview>
Canada2079205<disabled in preview>
Australia768058<disabled in preview>
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