Generic HalfLytely and Bisacodyl
No generic versions of HalfLytely and Bisacodyl (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) are currently available. The first patent for this medication is set to expire in October 2022, which is the earliest possible date that a generic version could become available. It is important to note that polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl is the "generic name" for HalfLytely and Bisacodyl, not a generic version.
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HalfLytely® and Bisacodyl (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl) is a prescription medication used to cleanse the bowels before a colonoscopy. This type of bowel cleansing is known as colonoscopy preparation, or simply bowel prep.
HalfLytely and Bisacodyl is made by Braintree Laboratories, Inc. It is currently under the protection of a patent and exclusivity rights that prevent any generic HalfLytely and Bisacodyl from being manufactured in the United States.
The patent for HalfLytely and Bisacodyl is set to expire in October 2022. 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 HalfLytely and Bisacodyl uses. Once HalfLytely and Bisacodyl goes off-patent, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic version of the drug.
No -- polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl are the active ingredients in HalfLytely and Bisacodyl, 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, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.