Generic Prempro products are not available in the United States. The patent for Prempro does not expire until January 2015. In addition, the estrogen component of the drug is so complex that it may be difficult to duplicate it in generic form. Some Web sites claim to sell a generic Prempro, but these medications may be fake and potentially dangerous.
Generic Prempro: An OverviewPrempro™ (conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone) is a mixture of natural equine (horse) estrogens with medroxyprogesterone (a progestin-type hormone). It is approved for the following uses:
- Preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
- Treating menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness.
Prempro is made by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. There are no generic versions of Prempro approved in the United States. However, if you search the Internet for "generic Prempro," you may find a number of Web sites selling it. The fact is that these medicines may be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. Generic Prempro may be available from another country, but there is no way of knowing if you are getting genuine Prempro or not. Therefore, you should not buy any generic versions until there is an approved version available.