Generic Product News (March 2017)

Pharmacy Times, March 2017 Central Nervous System, Volume 83, Issue 3

Read about the new generic products featured in March.

ALOSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETSMARKETED BY: Amneal

COMPARE TO: Lotronex (Sebela Pharmaceuticals, Inc)

INDICATION: Amneal has launched its AB-rated generic equivalent to Lotronex tablets in 0.5- and 1-mg strengths. Alosetron Hydrochloride Tablets are indicated to treat women with severe irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by severe diarrhea (usually lasting for 6 months or more).

DOSAGE FORM: Tablets: 0.5 and 1 mg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: amneal.com

ACETAZOLAMIDE TABLETS, USPMARKETED BY: Heritage

COMPARE TO: Diamox (Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc)

INDICATION: Heritage announced the immediately availability of acetazolamide immediate-release 125- and 250-mg tablets for treatment of glaucoma, epilepsy, mountain sickness, and fluid retention.

DOSAGE FORM: Tablets: 125, 250, and 500 mg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: heritagepharma.com

LAMOTRIGINE EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLETS, USPMARKETED BY: Teva Generics

COMPARE TO: Lamictal XR (GlaxoSmithKline)

INDICATION: Teva Generics has announced the availability of Lamotrigine Extended-Release Tablets, USP, 250 mg, for the treatment of certain types of seizures.

DOSAGE FORM: Tablets: 25, 50, 100, 200, 250, and 300 mg

FOR MORE INFORMATION: tevagenerics.com

DESOXIMETASONE TOPICAL SPRAYMARKETED BY: Perrigo

COMPARE TO: Topicort Spray, 0.25% (Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc)

INDICATION: Perrigo has announced the FDA approval of its first-to-file abbreviated new drug application for the generic version of Topicort Spray, 0.25%. Desoximetasone Topical Spray is a corticosteroid indicated for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in patients 18 years and older.

DOSAGE FORM: Topical spray: 2.5 mg in 1 mL

FOR MORE INFORMATION: perrigo.com