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Generic C1 Esterase Inhibitor

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

It is difficult to say for certain when C1 esterase inhibitor will be available in generic form. Even though the regulations are changing to allow generic 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 C1 esterase inhibitor, a generic manufacturer will have to decide to do so for one to eventually become available.
 

Are Berinert and Cinryze the Same Medication?

Berinert and Cinryze contain the same active ingredient (C1 esterase inhibitor); however, they are not the same medication. One difference is that they contain different concentrations of C1 esterase inhibitor. Another difference is that they are approved for different uses.
 
More specifically, Berinert is approved to treat hereditary angioedema attacks when they begin to occur, while Cinryze is approved for routine use to prevent the attacks from occurring.
 

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