At this time, there are no generic versions of Striant (testosterone buccal tablet). However, the exclusivity rights for this drug are set to expire as early as August 2019, and it is likely that generic versions will become available then. Although other testosterone medications are currently available, they are not interchangeable with Striant.
This medication is made by Mipharm S.p.A for Columbia Laboratories, Inc. Striant is not available in generic form.
When Will Generic Striant Be Available?
The exclusivity rights for Striant are currently set to expire in August 2019. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available.
However, other circumstances could come up to extend or shorten the exclusivity period. This could include such things as lawsuits or other patents for specific Striant uses. Once the exclusivity period expires, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Striant drug.
Are Testosterone Buccal Tablets the Same as Generic Striant?
No -- "testosterone buccal tablet" is the generic name for Striant but is not a generic version of it. All medications have generic names, regardless of whether generic versions are available.
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.
None of the other testosterone products available at this time (generic or not) are legally interchangeable with Striant. If you would like to switch products, you will need a new prescription from your healthcare provider.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed January 17, 2011.
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