... produced. Is this true? Who is the manufacturer and why did this happen? What is the name of the generic of Mebaral. I've been on these drug since I was twelve.
I have done a lot of research about mebaral recently. Here's what I have found. Yes, Mebaral will be available. Only in 50 mg or 32 mg tablets. No 100 mg. at least for a while. The generic form--mephobarbital has been discontinued by the manufactuer. A little interesting history about the drug makers. Sanofi- Synthelabo Inc was the sole maker of mebaral before 2003. In August 2003, US company--Ovation Pharma bought the rights to make Mebaral from Sanofi. Ovation was purchased by the Danish company H. Lundbeck A/S in March 19, 2009. Lundbeck decided to stop production of Mephobarbital (the generic) summer 2009. Then, they claim to have a production problem making the 100 mg of Mebaral this fall. I talked with a rep. of Lundbeck and she said they will continue to make the 50mg pill and hope to have the 100 mg available in early 2010. No definite date was given. Lundbeck has a US office in Paramus NJ--phone # 201-261-1331. I have found some supplies of the generic 100 mg tablets at Walmart Home Delivery in Texas. The supply of generic mebaral will be gone soon but brand name Mebaral at 2X the cost will be available. I hope this helps.
- Mebaral Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mebaral (detailed)
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