From http://www.spectrumpharm.com/sumatriptan.html on 3July2008:
On October 2004, we filed with the FDA an abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) with a paragraph IV certification, for sumatriptan succinate injection 6mg/0.5mL, seeking approval to engage in the commercial manufacture, sale, and use of the sumatriptan succinate injection product in the United States. Sumatriptan succinate is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the brand name Imitrex®.
On February 18, 2005, GlaxoSmithKline filed a lawsuit against Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in the United States District Court in the District of Delaware, alleging infringement of the Imitrex® patent.
In November 2006, Spectrum and GSK reached an agreement to settle the patent litigation relating to sumatriptan injection.
The terms of the confidential agreement provide that Spectrum may exclusively distribute authorized generic versions of certain sumatriptan injection products in the United States with an expected launch during GSK's sumatriptan pediatric exclusivity period which begins on August 6, 2008, but with the launch occurring not later than November 6, 2008.
Spectrum will launch sumatriptan injection through its partner for the sale and distribution of the drug, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.
It'll be the end of 2008, but that is not for sure and can change. They have many other drugs with generics available by prescription that is far more prescribed than Imitrex.
It should be available sometime in the beginning of 2009
Why would you snort imitrex? Imitrex has a nasal spray version. There are a few other migraine drugs with nasal sprays too. Stadol is one that actually has a generic. The others are available in brand name only.
when will generic lidoderm patches be available
. It is available now.
Microgestin is a generic for the drug Loestrin.
heard that oxazepam injection is available in Mumbai
The triptans that are available now have been available for some time now. It doesn't look like there is much interest from the pharmaceutical companies in making sure that every triptan that comes out also comes out with an injection, dissolving tablet, or nasal spray. Keep in mind that just because you have tried one triptan medication does not mean you will respond the same to all of them. Many people respond better to one than another. Imitrex: tablet, nasal spray, injection Zomig: tablet, nasal spray, orally disintegrating tablet Maxalt: tablet, orally disintegrating tablet Axert: tablet Relpax: tablet Amerge: tablet Frova: tablet Treximet: tablet Treximet is the newest of the bunch. It contains Imitrex along with the main ingredient in Aleve (which can help it last longer, reduce inflammation better). If you absolutely need to have your triptan as an injection, you may want to try taking Imitrex as an injection, and then once the nausea dies down - taking a couple Aleve (or prescription Naproxen).
I received a notice that a generic is available from Humana. The generic is called hydrochlorothiazide - I am trying to confirm on internet.
The generic for Fosamax is already available. The FDA gave their approval for a generic version of the medication in 2008.
how long does imitrex stay in your system
No. Imitrex must be obtained through a prescription only. Many doctors will have samples of Imitrex and other migraines meds to give to those who dont have insurance