Generic Product News (April 2019)

Pharmacy TimesApril 2019 Mental Health
Volume 85
Issue 4

Marketed By: Camber Pharmaceuticals

Compare To: Detrol LA

The FDA recently approved Camber Pharmaceutical’s generic version of Detrol LA, Tolterodine Tartrate ER capsules. The newly approved generic is indicated to treat overactive bladder, a disorder that causes a sudden urge to urinate and can lead to incontinence. Overactive bladder can affect patients’ lives by causing disruption in sleep, social life, and work, because of the frequent urination and the inability to control one’s bladder.

Dosage Form: Tablets

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Fluoxetine Tablets

Marketed By: Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Compare To: Alvogen’s Fluoxetine Tablets

FDA officials granted Lupin Pharmaceuticals permission to market generic fluoxetine tablets to treat various mental illnesses, including bulimia nervosa, major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. The generic tablets are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a drug that releases more serotonin in the brain. Fluoxetine could have adverse effects, and it is very important for patients to weigh the benefits and risks of this drug with their providers.

Dosage Form: Tablets

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Lurasidone Hydrochloride Tablets

Marketed By: Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Compare to: Latuda

The FDA has approved Lupin Pharmaceutical’s generic version of Sunovian’s Latuda, a therapy indicated to treats schizophrenia and major depressive episodes associated with bipolar I disorder, either as a monotherapy or adjunctive treatment in adults. Lupin received approval to market 20-, 40-, 60-, 80-, and 120-mg tablets of lurasidone hydrochloride.

Dosage Form: Tablets

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Acyclovir Cream, 5%

Marketed By: GlaxoSmithKline

Compare To: Zovirax

GlaxoSmithKline has received FDA approval for their AB rated generic version of Zovirax. The prescription ointment is used to treat recurrent herpes labials, more commonly known as cold sores. Acyclovir is a nucleoside analogue DNA polymerase inhibitor for herpes simplex virus, the pathogen that causes herpes infections. Patients should apply the cream 5 times per day for 4 days, as soon as onset symptoms are noticed.

Dosage Form: Topical

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