Carbamazepine * Tegretol, Carbatrol Chlorzoxazone * Lorzone, Parafon Lithium * Eskalith, Lithobid Midazolam * Versed Nevirapine * Viramune
Phenytoin * Dilantin Quetiapine * Seroquel Rifampin * Rifadin Ritonavir * Norvir
Mylan, a global generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company registered in the Netherlands, has launched its Nevirapine Extended-release Tablets, 100 mg, the generic version of Boehringer Ingelheim's Viramune
XR, in the United States, it was reported yesterday.
(nevirapine) syrup opposition case set an important precedent for all future ARV patent oppositions in India.
In 2008, for instance, the Indian Patent Office rejected a patent application for Viramune
Suspension (nevirapine hemihydrates), a syrup form of Viramune
(nevirapine), which is important for children living with HIV who are unable to swallow tablets, as a "new form" of a "known substance".
Cameroon on January 2005, issued compulsory licenses for HIV/AIDS drugs Nevirapine, Viramune
Lamivudine (brand name 3TC*) and fixed dose combinations of Lamivudine and Zidovudine (brand name Combivirt).
Adams is most notably known for discovering and developing two first-in-class drugs: VELCADE (Millennium) and Viramune
(Boehringer Ingelheim) and this year was recognized by PharmaVOICE as one of the "top 100 most inspirational and influential people in the life sciences industry.
The triple cocktail of ARVs combines the generic versions of three proprietary brands: Zerit (Bristol-Myers Squibb; United States); Epivir (Glaxo-Smith-Kline; Great Britain) and Viramune
(Boehringer Ingelheim; Germany).
The company produces and sells prescription and over-the-counter remedies for a number of therapeutic areas--Spiriva and Atrovent for respiratory ailments, Micardis for high blood pressure, Flomax for enlarged prostate, and HIV/AIDS products Aptivus and Viramune
, among others.
Table 1 Common Antiretroviral Drugs (14-16) Classification Generic Name Trade Name Nucleoside reverse Abacavir sulfate Ziagen transcriptase inhibitors Abacavir sulfate + Trizivir (NRTI) lamivudine + zidovudine Didanosine (ddl) Videx, Videx EC Lamivudine (3TC) Epivir Lamiudine + zidovudine Combivir Stavudine (d4T) Zerit Tenofovir disoproxil Viread fumarate Zalcitabine (ddC) Hivid Zidovudine (AZT, ZDV) Retrovir Non-nucleoside reverse Delavirdine mesylate Rescriptor transcriptase inhibitors Efavirenz Sustiva (NNRTI) Nevirapine Viramune
Protease inhibitors (PI) Amprenavir Agenerase Indinavir sulfate Crixivan Lopinavir + ritonavir Kaletra Nelfinavir Viracept Ritonavir Norvir Saquinavir Fortovase Saquinavir mesylate Invirase Fusion inhibitors (FI) Enfuvirtide Fuzeon
Baken changed Lowis' medication from Sustiva to Viramune
a drug to relieve sleeplessness and resulting fatigue.
Now in its tenth year of use, Viramune
has been used as a treatment in more than 800,000 patient-years worldwide.
Two applications for generic versions of Viramune
(nevirapine) tablets, one for a generic version of Retrovir (zidovudine) tablets, and one for a generic version of Sustiva (efavirenz) tablets were granted the tentative approval.