Posted from: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 05:15 PM - Present

Baraclude Available as a Generic

September 3, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved entecavir, the generic version of Baraclude (manufactures by Bristol-Myers Squibb).  Entecavir is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals which began to distribute the generic medication immediately after gaining approval.

Entecavir is a nucleoside analog anti-viral drug used to control chronic hepatitis B by preventing the replication of the virus that causes hepatitis B.  Entecavir is for patients two years of age and older who are at least 22 pounds and who have active disease with liver damage.  Dosage forms available are 0.5mg and 1mg tablets.   

Teva has 180 days of generic exclusivity before other generics can enter the market. According to IMS Health, Baraclude had annual U.S. sales of approximately $328 million for the twelve month period ending Jun. 30, 2014.


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