At this time, Vusion (miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum) is not available in generic form in the United States. It is difficult to explain why this is so, as there are no longer any exclusivity rights or patents protecting the drug from generic competition.
Generic Vusion: An Overview
Vusion® (miconazole/zinc oxide/white petrolatum) is a prescription ointment used to treat diaper rashes complicated by yeast infections. It is currently the only medication approved for this use.
Vusion is made by Barrier Therapeutics, Inc. At this time, there are no generic versions of this medication available in the United States.
When Will Generic Vusion Be Available?
There are no unexpired patents or unexpired exclusivity rights listed for Vusion with the FDA. This would normally suggest that a generic version could be made and sold in the United States. However, there are no generic versions available, for reasons that are unclear. Therefore, it is difficult to predict when a generic may become available.
How Is Vusion Different From Nonprescription Products?
Vusion contains three different ingredients: miconazole, zinc oxide, and white petrolatum. Many over-the-counter (OTC) diaper rash ointments contain zinc oxide and white petrolatum, but none contain miconazole (the antifungal ingredient). There are some nonprescription miconazole products (most for vaginal yeast infections), but these are not approved to treat diaper rashes.