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Generic Epiduo

Epiduo (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) is protected by a patent that is set to expire in September 2024. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic Epiduo could become available. However, lawsuits or other patents for specific uses of the drug may delay the manufacturing of a generic product. Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide is the generic name of Epiduo; it is not a generic version of the drug.

Can I Buy Generic Epiduo?

Epiduo® (adapalene/benzoyl peroxide) is a prescription medication licensed to treat acne in people 12 years old and older. It is a combination of two acne medications -- adapalene (Differin®) and benzoyl peroxide.
Epiduo is made by Galderma Production Canada, Inc., and marketed by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. It is protected from generic competition by exclusivity rights that have not yet expired.

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

The first patent for Epiduo expires in September 2024. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available. However, other circumstances could come up to extend or shorten this exclusivity period. This could include such things as lawsuits or other patents for specific Epiduo uses. Once the drug goes off-patent, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Epiduo drug.

Are Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide the Same as Generic Epiduo?

No -- adapalene and benzoyl peroxide are the active ingredients in Epiduo, but they are 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 of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.

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