When Will a Generic Version Be Available?At this time, it is difficult to predict when a generic Simulect medication will become available. While previous regulations did not allow generic biologic versions to be made, the regulations are currently changing to allow generic manufacturers to create biologic products that are similar to ones already approved by the FDA. However, there are still many issues to be worked out before generic biologics will be available.
Is Basiliximab a Generic Simulect?No -- basiliximab is the active ingredient in Simulect, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
However, the generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.