Generic Product News

Pharmacy TimesSeptember 2010 Pain Awareness
Volume 76
Issue 9

Minocycine Hydrochloride Capsules


Marketed by: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc (Jacksonville, FL)

Compared to: Minocin (Triax Pharmaceuticals LLC)

Indication: Minocycline hydrochloride capsules are Ranbaxy’s AB-rated generic equivalent of Minocin, or minocycline hydrochloride. Minocycline hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by susceptible bacteria, and can be useful adjunctive therapy for severe inflammatory acne. Minocycline hydrochloride is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of the tetracyclines. Patients should be advised to continue taking the drug as directed throughout the full course of therapy.

Dosage Form: Capsules: 50, 75, and 100 mg

For More Information:; 1-888-RANBAXY

Enoxaparin Sodium Injection


Marketed by: Sandoz Inc (Princeton, NJ)

Compared to: Lovenox (sanofi-aventis)

Indication: Sandoz is the first manufacturer to receive FDA approval for a generic version of Lovenox, an antithrombotic commonly used for patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement, or abdominal surgery. An anticoagulant, Enoxaparin is composed of low molecular weight substances derived from heparins. Enoxaparin sodium injection is indicated for the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis, the prevention of ischemic complications of unstable angina and myocardial infarction (MI), and the treatment of acute ST-segment elevation MI. While taking enoxaparin sodium injections, patients should take care to avoid cuts and injuries that may result in bleeding.

How Supplied: The 100-mg/mL concentration is supplied in prefilled syringes (30 mg/0.3 mL and 40 mg/0.4 mL) and graduated prefilled syringes (60 mg/0.6 mL, 80 mg/0.8 mL, and 100 mg/mL). The 150-mg/mL concentration is supplied in graduated prefilled syringes (120 mg/0.8 mL and 150 mg/mL).

For More Information:; 609-627-8500


Phentermine Hydrochoride

Marketed by: Lannett Company Inc (Philadelphia, PA)

Compared to: Phentermine Hydrochloride Capsules USP, 30 mg (Sandoz Inc)

Indication: Lannett announced the FDA approval of its Abbreviated New Drug Application for Phentermine Hydrochloride Blue/White Seed Capsules USP, 30 mg. The capsules are indicated as a short-term adjunct to a weight loss regimen based on exercise, caloric restriction, and behavioral modification. Dosage should be individualized to achieve a response with the lowest effective dose. Patients usually develop tolerance to the medication’s anorectic effect within a few weeks, after which the drug should be discontinued.

Dosage Form: Capsules: 30 mg

For More Information:; 215-333-9000

Spironolactone Tablets


Marketed by: Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC (Glasgow, KY)

Compared to: Aldactone (Pharmacia & Upjohn Inc, a unit of Pfizer Inc)

Indication: Amneal Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval to manufacture Spironolactone tablets, an AB-rated generic equivalent alternative to Aldactone. Amneal’s product is available in 25-, 50-, and 100- mg strengths in 100- and 500-count bottles. The 25-mg strength is also available in 1000-count bottles. Spironolactone is an aldosterone antagonist indicated for the management of primary hyperaldosteronism, essential hypertension, hypokalemia, severe heart failure, and edematous conditions for patients with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or nephrotic syndrome.

Dosage Form: Tablets: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg

For More Information:; 866-525-7270

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