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Generic Pepcid Availability

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

PEPCID (famotidine - for suspension;oral)

  • Manufacturer: SALIX PHARMS
    Approval date: February 2, 1987
    Strength(s): 40MG/5ML [RLD] [AB]

PEPCID (famotidine - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: MERCK
    Approval date: November 4, 1986
    Strength(s): 10MG/ML [RLD]

PEPCID (famotidine - tablet;oral)

  • Manufacturer: VALEANT PHARMS NORTH
    Approval date: October 15, 1986
    Strength(s): 20MG [RLD] [AB], 40MG [RLD] [AB]

Has a generic version of Pepcid been approved?

Yes. The following products are equivalent to Pepcid:

famotidine for suspension;oral

  • Manufacturer: HI-TECH PHARMA CO
    Approval date: May 30, 2014
    Strength(s): 40MG/5ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: LUPIN LTD
    Approval date: June 29, 2010
    Strength(s): 40MG/5ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: NAVINTA LLC
    Approval date: May 27, 2010
    Strength(s): 40MG/5ML [AB]
  • Manufacturer: NOVEL LABS INC
    Approval date: December 17, 2012
    Strength(s): 40MG/5ML [AB]

famotidine tablet;oral

  • Manufacturer: ALEMBIC PHARMS LTD
    Approval date: May 22, 2009
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: APOTEX
    Approval date: July 23, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: AUROBINDO PHARMA LTD
    Approval date: December 22, 2015
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: CARLSBAD
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: DR REDDYS LABS LTD
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: IVAX SUB TEVA PHARMS
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: MYLAN
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: PERRIGO R AND D
    Approval date: July 27, 2005
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: TEVA
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]
  • Manufacturer: WOCKHARDT LTD
    Approval date: April 16, 2001
    Strength(s): 20MG [AB], 40MG [AB]

Note: No generic formulation of the following product is available.

  • famotidine - injectable;injection

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Pepcid. 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: Generic Drug FAQs.

Further information

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RLDA Reference Listed Drug (RLD) is an approved drug product to which new generic versions are compared to show that they are bioequivalent. A drug company seeking approval to market a generic equivalent must refer to the Reference Listed Drug in its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). By designating a single reference listed drug as the standard to which all generic versions must be shown to be bioequivalent, FDA hopes to avoid possible significant variations among generic drugs and their brand name counterpart.
ABProducts meeting necessary bioequivalence requirements. Multisource drug products listed under the same heading (i.e., identical active ingredients(s), dosage form, and route(s) of administration) and having the same strength (see Therapeutic Equivalence-Related Terms, Pharmaceutical Equivalents) generally will be coded AB if a study is submitted demonstrating bioequivalence. In certain instances, a number is added to the end of the AB code to make a three character code (i.e., AB1, AB2, AB3, etc.). Three-character codes are assigned only in situations when more than one reference listed drug of the same strength has been designated under the same heading. Two or more reference listed drugs are generally selected only when there are at least two potential reference drug products which are not bioequivalent to each other. If a study is submitted that demonstrates bioequivalence to a specific listed drug product, the generic product will be given the same three-character code as the reference listed drug it was compared against.