April 03, 2011

Generic Singulair Expected in August 2012

Why August 2012? That's when the patent for singulair, an allergy and asthma medication, goes off-patent. Generic versions of singulair should be expected soon after the patent expires.

For those who don't know... generic versions of medications are much cheaper than brand name medications, but contain the same active ingredient. Here's a list of a few brand name medications relevant in the ENT world with generic names in parentheses.

Flonase (fluticasone)
Prilosec (omeprazole)
Prevacid (lansoprazole)
Claritin (loratidine)
Zyrtec (cetirizine)
Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Anonymous said...

inquiry about when singulair will be generic?

Anonymous said...

august 3 2012 expected release

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