Divigel® (estradiol gel) is a prescription estrogen hormone replacement medication. It is approved for treating moderate to severe vasomotor menopause symptoms (such as hot flashes and night sweats). It comes as a gel that is applied to the skin of the upper thigh.
Divigel is manufactured by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. It is not currently available in generic form.
It is not entirely clear why there are no generic versions of Divigel. Although there are no unexpired patents for this medication, perhaps it would not be profitable enough for a manufacturer to make a generic version of the drug.
It is difficult to predict when (or even if) generic Divigel may become available, and it is possible that there may never be any generic versions of Divigel. At this point, generic Divigel is not predicted to become available in the immediate future.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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 April 21, 2008.
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