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There is currently no generic version of Foradil because it is protected by a patent. The patent expires in March 2019, at which time generic Foradil could be produced in the United States. However, circumstances could extend that date, including other patents for specific uses of the medication or lawsuits. As with the brand-name version, generic Foradil would be used to treat asthma and COPD.
Generic Foradil: An OverviewForadil® (formoterol fumarate) is a prescription medication used to treat asthma and other similar lung problems. It is part of a class of asthma drugs known as beta-adrenergic receptor agonists, or beta agonists for short.
Foradil is manufactured by Schering-Plough Corporation. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic Foradil from being manufactured in the United States.