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Generic Diastat Availability

See also: Generic Diastat AcuDial

Diastat is a brand name of diazepam, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

DIASTAT (diazepam - gel;rectal)

  • Manufacturer: VALEANT PHARMS NORTH
    Approval date: July 29, 1997
    Strength(s): 2.5MG/0.5ML (5MG/ML), 5MG/ML (5MG/ML), 10MG/2ML (5MG/ML), 15MG/3ML (5MG/ML), 20MG/4ML (5MG/ML)

Has a generic version of Diastat been approved?

An Authorized Generic version of Diastat has been approved. An Authorized Generic is a prescription drug that is produced by a brand company under a New Drug Application (NDA) and marketed as a generic under a private label. It is identical to the branded product in appearance, and unlike a generic, the Authorized Generic has exactly the same inactive ingredients.

List of authorized generic versions:

  • Diazepam RECTAL GEL 2.5 mg/.5mL
    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    NDC Code: 000936137
  • Diazepam RECTAL GEL 10 mg/2mL
    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    NDC Code: 000936138
  • Diazepam RECTAL GEL 20 mg/4mL
    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    NDC Code: 000936139

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Diastat. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: About generic drugs.

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