Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta (duloxetine delayed-release capsules), a prescription medicine used to treat fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain, diabetic neuropathy, depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Lupin Ltd., Sun Pharma Global FZE, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Have all received FDA approval to market duloxetine in various strengths.
“Health care professionals and consumers can be assured that these FDA-approved generic drugs have met our rigorous standards,” said Kathleen Uhl, M.D., acting director of the Office of Generic Drugs in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Generic drugs offer greater access to health care for many people.”
Are Generic Drugs Really the Same?
In the news release announcing the approval of generic versions of Cymb...
Generic Name: DULOXETINE - ORAL Pronounced: (doo-LOX-e-teen) Cymbalta Oral Uses
Duloxetine is used to treat depression and anxiety. In
addition, duloxetine is used to help relieve nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy)
in people with diabetes or ongoing pain due to medical conditions such as
arthritis, chronic back pain, or fibromyalgia (a condition that causes
Duloxetine may improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and
energy level, and decrease nervousness. It can also decrease pain due to
certain medical conditions. Duloxetine is known as a serotonin-norepinephrine
reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). This medication works by helping to restore the
balance of certain natural substances (serotonin and norepinephrine) in the
How To Use Cymbalta Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using
duloxetine and each time you get a refill. If yo...
Generic versions of the Migraine abortive medication Zomig (zolmitriptan) — the oral tablets and orally disintegrating tablets (Zomig-ZMT) — have been approved by the FDA and are now shipping to pharmacies.
Several manufacturers are now producing generic zolmitriptan:
Glenmark Generics is producing 2.5 and 5mg oral tablets and 2.5 and 5 orally disintegrating tablets.
Apotec, Inc. is producing 2.5 and 5mg oral tablets and 2.5 and 5 orally disintegrating tablets.
Mylan Generics is producing 2.5 and 5mg oral tablets.
Zydus Pharmaceuticals is producing 2.5 and 5mg orally disintegrating tablets.
Teva Pharmaceuticals has received tentative approval for the 2.5 and 5mg oral tablets, but is not producing or shipping yet. The patent on Zomig Nasal Spray, which was approved by the FDA later than the tablets, has not yet expired, so zolmitriptan nasal spray is not yet available.
Zomig / zolmitriptan is one of the triptan medications, a Migraine abortive medication...
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