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Generic Androderm

Exclusivity rights currently protect Androderm (testosterone patch) from generic competition. These rights are not set to expire until October 2014. It's important to remember that testosterone, Androderm's active ingredient, is not a generic version of the drug; it is the generic name.

Can I Buy Generic Androderm?

Androderm® (testosterone patch) is a prescription medication approved to treat low testosterone levels in adult men. It belongs to a group of medications called androgens (male sex hormones).
 
Androderm is made by Watson Pharma, Inc. It is currently not available in generic form. Yet, if you search the Internet for "generic Androderm," you may find a number of companies selling it. However, it is important to know that these medicines may be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous.
 
There may be generic Androderm available from another country, but there is really no way of knowing if you are getting a genuine product. You should not buy any generic Androderm until there is an approved generic available.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

Exclusivity rights currently protect Androderm (testosterone patch) from generic competition. These rights are not set to expire until October 2014. It's important to remember that testosterone, Androderm's active ingredient, is not a generic version of the drug; it is the generic name.
 

Is Testosterone a Generic Form of Androderm?

No -- testosterone is the active ingredient in Androderm, but it is 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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