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A patent currently prevents any company from making a generic Busulfex (busulfan injection) product. The earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available is March 2014, when this patent expires. Although busulfan is sometimes called the "generic name" of Busulfex, it is simply the active ingredient in the medication and not a generic version of it.
Can I Buy Generic Busulfex?
When Will a Generic Version Be Available?
However, other circumstances could come up to delay or shorten this exclusivity period. This could include things such as lawsuits or other patents for new Busulfex uses. Once the patent expires, several companies may begin manufacturing a generic Busulfex drug.
Is Busulfan a Generic Busulfex?
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.