Generic InnoPran XL
At this time, InnoPran XL (propranolol XL) is not available as a generic. InnoPran XL is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic versions from being manufactured in the United States. The earliest predictable date that any generic versions could become available is December 2022, when the patent for the medication expires.
InnoPran XL® (propranolol XL) is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications known as beta blockers. It is approved for treating high blood pressure.
InnoPran XL is manufactured by Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic InnoPran XL from being manufactured in the United States. Yet, if you search the internet for "generic InnoPran XL," you may find a number of companies selling it (or at least claiming to sell it). The fact is, these medicines may be fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous. There may be generic versions available from another country, but there is really no way of knowing if you are getting genuine InnoPran XL. You should not buy any generic InnoPran XL until there is an approved version available.
The first patent for InnoPran XL currently expires in December 2022. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version of the medication could become available. However, there are other circumstances that could come up to extend or shorten the exclusivity period of InnoPran XL. This could include such things as lawsuits or other InnoPran XL patents. Once the drug goes off patent, there may be several companies that will manufacture a generic InnoPran XL drug.
It should be noted that Inderal® LA and its generic versions are very similar to InnoPran XL but are not interchangeable with it. InnoPran XL capsules are specially designed to provide a peak level of the drug during mid- to late-morning, when blood pressure is usually at its highest.