Even though all of the patents have expired, Akineton (biperiden hydrochloride) is not available in generic form. It is possible that manufacturers of generic medications believe that it would not be profitable to make a generic Akineton, as this medication is not in high demand. As a result, a generic version of Akineton may never become available.
Akineton is made by Abbott Laboratories and is sold by Par Pharmaceuticals. There are currently no generic versions of Akineton available, even though all of the patents for the medication have expired.
When Will Generic Akineton Be Available?
This is a difficult question to answer, as it is likely that a generic version of Akineton may never become available. Because all of the patents for the drug have long since expired, there is nothing preventing any manufacturer from making generic Akineton. However, no manufacturers have chosen to do so, probably because it would not be financially beneficial, as there is a small demand for this medication.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Akineton [package insert]. Spring Valley, NY: Par Pharmaceuticals;2001 November.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed May 1, 2008.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind.
Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click