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CONTRAVE Drug Profile


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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 twelve patents protecting this drug and one Paragraph IV challenge.

This drug has one hundred and seventy-five patent family members in thirty-three 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
University of NebraskaPhase 4
Lindner Center of HOPEPhase 2
Yale UniversityPhase 2/Phase 3

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Recent Litigation for CONTRAVE

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District Court Litigation
Case NameDate
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL, Inc..2015-06-03

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Synonyms for CONTRAVE
1201668-08-7
Bupropion / naltrexone
Bupropion mixture with naltrexone
Mysimba
Naltrexone / bupropion
Naltrexone/bupropion
SCHEMBL15633271
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 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
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 LUC00054 Luxembourg   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; AUTHORISATION NUMBER AND DATE: EU/1/14/988 20150330
0656775 CR 2000 00018 Denmark   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: BUPROPIONHYDROCHLORID; NAT. REG. NO/DATE: 31347 20000606; FIRST REG. NO/DATE: NL 24160 19991201
0467488 SPC/GB00/019 United Kingdom   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: BUPROPION HYDROCHLORIDE; REGISTERED: NL RVG 24160 19991201; UK PL 10949/0340 20000607
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 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 C20170044 00252 Estonia   Start Trial PRODUCT NAME: NALTREKSOON/BUPROPIOON;REG NO/DATE: EU/1/14/988 30.03.2015
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