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Generic Depo-SubQ Provera 104

There are no generic versions of depo-subQ Provera 104 (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection) available at this time. The patent for this drug is scheduled to expire in May 2020, which is the earliest predictable date that a generic version may become available. A similar medication, Depo-Provera, contains the same active ingredient as depo-subQ Provera 104, but these medications are not equivalent.

Can I Buy Generic Depo-SubQ Provera 104?

depo-subQ Provera 104® (medroxyprogesterone subcutaneous injection) is a prescription medication used to prevent pregnancy and to reduce symptoms of endometriosis. It comes as a long-acting subcutaneous (just below the skin) injection that is given once every three months.
depo-subQ Provera 104 is manufactured by Pfizer Inc. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic versions from being manufactured in the United States.

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

The patent for depo-subQ Provera is set to expire in May 2020. 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 new depo-subQ Provera uses. Once depo-subQ Provera goes off-patent, several companies may manufacture a generic version of it.

Is Medroxyprogesterone Injection a Generic Depo-SubQ Provera 104?

No -- medroxyprogesterone is the active ingredient in depo-subQ Provera 104, 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 of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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