Generic Nexterone

There are still patents in place that prevent a generic Nexterone (amiodarone premixed injection) from being manufactured in the United States. However, after the first patent expires in May 2022, companies may be allowed to make generic versions of the drug. Although amiodarone is considered the "generic name" for Nexterone, it is simply the active ingredient and not a generic version of the drug.

Can I Buy Generic Nexterone?

Nexterone® (amiodarone premixed injection) is a prescription antiarrhythmia medication used to treat certain types of life-threatening, irregular heartbeats known as ventricular arrhythmias. It is given as a slow injection into a vein.
 
Nexterone is made by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. It is currently under the protection of patents that prevent any generic Nexterone from being manufactured in the United States.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

The first patent for Nexterone is set to expire in May 2022. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available.
 
However, other circumstances could come up to delay or shorten this exclusivity period. This could include such things as lawsuits or other patents for new Nexterone uses. Once the patents expire, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Nexterone drug.
 

Is Amiodarone a Generic Nexterone?

No -- amiodarone is the active ingredient in Nexterone, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
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