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Last Updated: June 6, 2020

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ZORVOLEX Drug Profile


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Which patents cover Zorvolex, and when can generic versions of Zorvolex launch?

Zorvolex is a drug marketed by Zyla and is included in one NDA. There are seven patents protecting this drug and one Paragraph IV challenge.

This drug has forty-four patent family members in twenty-three countries.

The generic ingredient in ZORVOLEX is diclofenac. There are forty-seven drug master file entries for this compound. Two suppliers are listed for this compound. Additional details are available on the diclofenac profile page.

US ANDA Litigation and Generic Entry Outlook for Zorvolex

By analyzing the patents and regulatory protections it appears that the earliest date for generic entry will be April 23, 2030. This may change due to patent challenges or generic licensing.

Annual sales in 2017 were $21mm indicating the motivation for generic entry (peak sales were $166mm in 2015).

There have been three patent litigation cases 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.

There are seven tentative approvals for the generic drug (diclofenac), which indicates the potential for near-term generic launch.

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Generic Entry Opportunity Date for ZORVOLEX
Generic Entry Date for ZORVOLEX*:
Constraining patent/regulatory exclusivity:
NDA:
Dosage:
CAPSULE;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.

Pharmacology for ZORVOLEX
Paragraph IV (Patent) Challenges for ZORVOLEX
Tradename Dosage Ingredient NDA Submissiondate
ZORVOLEX CAPSULE;ORAL diclofenac 204592 2014-06-06

US Patents and Regulatory Information for ZORVOLEX

Applicant Tradename Generic Name Dosage NDA Approval Date TE Type RLD RS Patent No. Patent Expiration Product Substance Delist Req. Exclusivity Expiration
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-001 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes No   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-001 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes No   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-001 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes No   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-002 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-002 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial   Start Trial
Zyla ZORVOLEX diclofenac CAPSULE;ORAL 204592-002 Oct 18, 2013 RX Yes Yes   Start Trial   Start Trial Y   Start Trial
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