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Axert

  • By julienstlouie

    axert works very well for me. I am surprised after all this time on the market it has not had a generic option. This medication is a great expense. Are there similar options or will there be a generic option soon?

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  • By Teri Robert

    froeckmann,

    Drugs patents are protected for 14 years from when the drug hits the market. For Axert, that was May of 2001, so a generic should be available around the second half of 2015. Several triptans are generic – Imitrex (sumatriptan), Amerge (naratriptan), Maxalt (rizatriptan), and Zomig (zolmitriptan).

    Teri

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