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Which patents cover Contrave, and what generic alternatives are available?

Contrave is a drug marketed by Nalpropion and is included in one NDA. There are fourteen patents protecting this drug and one Paragraph IV challenge.

This drug has one hundred and eighty-four patent family members in thirty-four countries.

The generic ingredient in CONTRAVE is bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride. There are thirty-eight drug master file entries for this compound. Three suppliers are listed for this compound. Additional details are available on the bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride profile page.

US ANDA Litigation and Generic Entry Outlook for Contrave

By analyzing the patents and regulatory protections it appears that the earliest date for generic entry will be July 20, 2024. This may change due to patent challenges or generic licensing.

There has been one patent litigation case involving the patents protecting this drug, indicating strong interest in generic launch. Recent data indicate that 63% of patent challenges are decided in favor of the generic patent challenger and that 54% of successful patent challengers promptly launch generic drugs.

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Drug patent expirations by year for CONTRAVE
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Generic Entry Opportunity Date for CONTRAVE
Generic Entry Date for CONTRAVE*:
Constraining patent/regulatory exclusivity:
NDA:
Dosage:
TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL

*The generic entry opportunity date is the latter of the last compound-claiming patent and the last regulatory exclusivity protection. Many factors can influence early or later generic entry. This date is provided as a rough estimate of generic entry potential and should not be used as an independent source.

Recent Clinical Trials for CONTRAVE

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SponsorPhase
Bausch Health, Canada Inc.Phase 4
St. Joseph's Healthcare HamiltonPhase 4
The Cleveland ClinicPhase 4

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Paragraph IV (Patent) Challenges for CONTRAVE
Tradename Dosage Ingredient NDA Submissiondate
CONTRAVE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride 200063 2015-03-12

US Patents and Regulatory Information for CONTRAVE

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Nalpropion CONTRAVE bupropion hydrochloride; naltrexone hydrochloride TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE;ORAL 200063-001 Sep 10, 2014 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
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Supplementary Protection Certificates for CONTRAVE

Patent Number Supplementary Protection Certificate SPC Country SPC Expiration SPC Description
2316456 122017000109 Germany   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREXON ODER EIN PHARMAZEUTISCH AKZEPTABLES SALZ DAVON, INSBESONDERE NALTREXONHYDROCHLORID, UND BUPROPION ODER EIN PHARMAZEUTISCH AKZEPTABLES SALZ DAVON, INSBESONDERE BUPROPIONHYDROCHLORID; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 20150326
2316456 65/2017 Austria   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREXON ODER EIN PHARMAZEUTISCH ANNEHMBARES SALZ DAVON, INSBESONDERE NALTREXONHYDROCHLORID, UND BUPROPION ODER EIN PHARMAZEUTISCH ANNEHMBARES SALZ DAVON, INSBESONDERE BUPROPIONHYDROCHLORID; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 (MITTEILUNG) 20150330
2316456 CA 2017 00062 Denmark   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREXON ELLER ET FARMACEUTISK ACCEPTABELT SALT DERAF, ISAER NALTREXONHYDROCHLORID, OG BUPROPION ELLER ET FARMACEUTISK ACCEPTABELT SALT DERAF, ISAER BUPROPIONHYDROCHLORID; REG. NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 20150330
2316456 2017/059 Ireland   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREXONE OR A PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT THEREOF, IN PARTICULAR NALTREXONE HYDROCHLORIDE, AND BUPROPION OR A PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT THEREOF, IN PARTICULAR BUPROPION HYDROCHLORIDE; REGISTRATION NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 20150326
2316456 1790064-8 Sweden   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREXONE OR A PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT THEREOF, IN PARTICULAR NALTREXONE HYDROCHLORIDE, AND BUPROPION OR A PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALT THEREOF, IN PARTICULAR BUPROPION HYDROCHLORIDE; REG. NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 20150330
2316456 C20170044 00252 Estonia   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREKSOON/BUPROPIOON;REG NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 30.03.2015
0656775 28/2000 Austria   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: BUPROPION HYDROCHLORID; NAT. REGISTRATION NO/DATE: 1-23680 20000616; FIRST REGISTRATION: NL 24160 19991201
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