What You Need to Know About Generic Augmentin
Who Makes Generic Augmentin?
Generic Augmentin is made by several different manufacturers, including:
- Ivax Laboratories
- Lek Pharmaceuticals
- Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals
- Par Pharmaceutical
- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
- Southwood Pharmaceuticals
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- UDL Laboratories.
All generic medications must have certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication.
All of the primary versions of generic Augmentin currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Augmentin.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.