Is there a generic available for the drug Ambien?
5 Jul 2010
Generic Ambien tablets are available in the following strengths: Zolpidem 5 mg & Zolpidem 10 mg.
Generic Ambien is made by the following manufacturers:
* Actavis Elizabeth
* AuroBindo Pharma
* Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories
* Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
* Genpharm, L.P.
* Mutual Pharmaceutical
* Mylan Pharmaceuticals
* Prasco Laboratories
* Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
* Roxane Laboratories
* Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
* Synthon Pharmaceuticals
* Teva Pharmaceuticals
* Watson Pharmaceuticals
* Wockhardt Americas.
20 Jul 2010
Yes, there are generic versions of Ambien available.
Ambien is manufactured by sanovi-aventis. It is used to treat short term insomnia in adults. The active ingredient in Ambien is Zolpidem.
The previous patents have now expired so generic companies are free to manufacture generic Ambien.
Generic Ambien are available in the following strengths:
Zolpidem 5 mg
Zolpidem 10 mg.
Generic Ambien is manufactured by
Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Generic Ambien has been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA which means they should be therapeutically equivalent to Ambien.
Generic drugs can have different inactive ingredients than their brand name equivalents. This can include dyes, fillers or other ingredients which may cause problems for some people who are sensitive or have allergies.
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