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Generic Cinryze

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

It is difficult to say for certain when Cinryze will be available in generic form. Even though the regulations are changing to allow manufacturers to make generic biologics, there is still some rulemaking to be done. In addition, once it is possible to make a generic version of Cinryze, a manufacturer will have to decide to do so for one to eventually become available.

Is C1 Esterase Inhibitor a Generic Cinryze?

No -- C1 esterase inhibitor is the active ingredient in Cinryze, 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.

Is Berinert the Same Medication as Cinryze?

Berinert® is another brand-name form of C1 esterase inhibitor. It works in the same way as Cinryze. However, one key difference between the two medicines is that Berinert is approved to treat attacks associated with HAE, not prevent them. In contrast, Cinryze is approved to prevent the attacks, but not to treat them.

Cinryze Medication Information

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