There are no generic Innohep (tinzaparin sodium) products available at this time. It is unclear why no generic forms of this medication exist; there are no unexpired patents or exclusivity rights that would prevent them from being manufactured. It's important to note that tinzaparin sodium is the "generic name" for this product; it's not a "generic version."
Can I Buy Generic Innohep?Innohep® (tinzaparin sodium) is a prescription medication used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clots when used in combination with warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®). It belongs to a group of medications known as low-molecular-weight heparins.
Innohep is made by LEO Pharmaceutical Products for Celgene Corporation. At this time, there are no generic versions of Innohep.
When Will Generic Innohep Be Available?All of the patents for Innohep have expired; yet, there is no generic Innohep available. Low-molecular-weight heparins are complicated drugs that are difficult and expensive to develop and produce. Perhaps no generic manufacturers have decided that it would be financially feasible to make a generic version of Innohep yet.
However, as generic manufacturers become more sophisticated at producing complicated drugs, generic Innohep could become available in the future. At this point, it is impossible to predict when exactly a generic version might be available.
Is Tinzaparin a Generic Innohep?No -- tinzaparin sodium is the active ingredient in Innohep, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that oftentimes, the active ingredient of any drug is 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.