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Metformin hydrochloride - Generic Drug Details

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What are the generic sources for metformin hydrochloride and what is the scope of freedom to operate?

Metformin hydrochloride is the generic ingredient in seventeen branded drugs marketed by Sun Pharm, Saptalis Pharms, Ranbaxy, Andrx Labs Llc, Emd Serono Inc, Santarus Inc, Actavis Elizabeth, Actavis Labs Fl Inc, Ajanta Pharma Ltd, Alignscience Pharma, Alkem Labs Ltd, Amneal Pharms Ny, Amta, Apotex, Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Barr, Beximco Pharms Usa, Cadila, Cspc Ouyi, Glenmark Pharms Ltd, Granules, Impax Labs, Intellipharmaceutics, Inventia, Ivax Sub Teva Pharms, Lupin Ltd, Macleods Pharms Ltd, Marksans Pharma, Mylan, Mylan Pharms Inc, Nostrum Labs Inc, Nostrum Pharms Llc, Novast Labs, Prinston Inc, Qingdao Baheal Pharm, Ranbaxy Labs Ltd, Sandoz, Sciegen Pharms Inc, Sun Pharm Inds (in), Sun Pharm Industries, Teva, Torrent, Torrent Pharms Ltd, Unichem, Watson Labs Inc, Yichang Humanwell, Alkem, Atlas Pharms Llc, Aurobindo, Chartwell, Dr Reddys Labs Inc, Glenmark Generics, Granules India, Heritage Pharma, Indicus Pharma, Ipca Labs Ltd, Laurus Labs Ltd, Provident Pharm, Sun Pharm Inds Inc, Sunshine, Torrent Pharms, Watson Labs, Watson Labs Florida, Zydus Hlthcare, Zydus Pharms Usa, Takeda Pharms Usa, Teva Pharms Usa, Novo Nordisk Inc, Sb Pharmco, Astrazeneca Ab, and Merck Sharp Dohme, and is included in one hundred and eleven NDAs. There are twenty-two patents protecting this compound and two Paragraph IV challenges. Additional information is available in the individual branded drug profile pages.

Metformin hydrochloride has ninety-nine patent family members in twenty-seven countries.

There are forty-nine drug master file entries for metformin hydrochloride. Eighty suppliers are listed for this compound. There are four tentative approvals for this compound.

Recent Clinical Trials for metformin hydrochloride

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SponsorPhase
West China HospitalN/A
EMSPhase 3
University of Colorado, DenverPhase 1

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Generic filers with tentative approvals for METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE
Applicant Application No. Strength Dosage Form
⤷  Free Forever Trial⤷  Free Forever Trial500MGTABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL
⤷  Free Forever Trial⤷  Free Forever Trial1GM; EQ 100MG BASETABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL
⤷  Free Forever Trial⤷  Free Forever Trial1GM; EQ 50MG BASETABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL

The 'tentative' approval signifies that the product meets all FDA standards for marketing, and, but for the patents / regulatory protections, it would approved.

Pharmacology for metformin hydrochloride
Drug ClassBiguanide
Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Categories for metformin hydrochloride
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classes for metformin hydrochloride
Paragraph IV (Patent) Challenges for METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE
Tradename Dosage Ingredient NDA Submissiondate
RIOMET SOLUTION;ORAL metformin hydrochloride 021591 2018-02-02
GLUMETZA TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL metformin hydrochloride 021748 2009-07-27
FORTAMET TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL metformin hydrochloride 021574 2008-10-14
GLUCOPHAGE XR TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL metformin hydrochloride 021202

US Patents and Regulatory Information for metformin hydrochloride

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Merck Sharp Dohme JANUMET XR metformin hydrochloride; sitagliptin phosphate TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 202270-002 Feb 2, 2012 RX Yes No ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial
Mylan METFORMIN HYDROCHLORIDE metformin hydrochloride TABLET;ORAL 075973-001 Jan 25, 2002 AB RX No No ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial
Takeda Pharms Usa ACTOPLUS MET XR metformin hydrochloride; pioglitazone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 022024-001 May 12, 2009 DISCN Yes No ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial Y ⤷  Free Forever Trial
>Applicant >Tradename >Generic Name >Dosage >NDA >Approval Date >TE >Type >RLD >RS >Patent No. >Patent Expiration >Product >Substance >Delist Req. >Exclusivity Expiration

Expired US Patents for metformin hydrochloride

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date Patent No. Patent Expiration
Santarus Inc GLUMETZA metformin hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 021748-002 Jun 3, 2005 ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial
Andrx Labs Llc FORTAMET metformin hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 021574-001 Apr 27, 2004 ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial
Emd Serono Inc GLUCOPHAGE XR metformin hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 021202-001 Oct 13, 2000 ⤷  Free Forever Trial ⤷  Free Forever Trial
>Applicant >Tradename >Generic Name >Dosage >NDA >Approval Date >Patent No. >Patent Expiration

Supplementary Protection Certificates for metformin hydrochloride

Patent Number Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration SPC Description
1506211 C01506211/02 Switzerland ⤷  Free Forever Trial PRODUCT NAME: DAPAGLIFLOZIN + METFORMIN; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: SWISSMEDIC 65377 16.07.2015
1261586 C300524 Netherlands ⤷  Free Forever Trial PRODUCT NAME: COMBINATIE VAN SAXAGLIPTINE EN METFORMINE, DESGEWENST IN DE VORM VAN FARMACEUTISCH AANVAARDBARE AFGELEIDEN DAARVAN; NAT. REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/11/731/001-012 20111124; FIRST REGISTRATION:
1506211 132014902277722 Italy ⤷  Free Forever Trial PRODUCT NAME: UNA COMBINAZIONE DI DAPAGLIFLOZIN O UN SUO SALE FARMACEUTICAMENTE ACCETTABILE E METFORMINA O UN SUO SALE FARMACEUTICAMENTE ACCETTABILE COME PROTETTI DAL BREVETTO DI BASE EP1506211(XIGDUO); AUTHORISATION NUMBER(S) AND DATE(S): EU/1/13/900, 20140116
>Patent Number >Supplementary Protection Certificate >SPC Country >SPC Expiration >SPC Description

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