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Generic Korlym

At this time, companies are not allowed to make a generic Korlym (mifepristone) product, as the drug is protected by exclusivity rights. The first of these is scheduled to expire in February 2015, which would be the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available. Although mifepristone is often referred to as the "generic name" of Korlym, it is not a generic version of it.

Can I Buy Generic Korlym?

Korlym™ (mifepristone) is a prescription medication approved to treat high blood sugar in people with endogenous Cushing's syndrome. It is for use in people who have failed surgery or cannot have surgery.
 
Korlym is made by Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated. It is protected by exclusivity rights that prevent any generic versions from being manufactured in the United States.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

Korlym is protected against generic competition by exclusivity rights that are set to expire in February 2015 (exclusivity rights are similar to patents). This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available.
 
However, other circumstances could come up to delay or shorten the exclusivity period. This could include such things as lawsuits or other exclusivity rights for new Korlym uses.
 

Is Mifepristone a Generic Korlym?

No -- mifepristone is the active ingredient in Korlym, but 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, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
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