Generic Oxacillin

Oxacillin is only available in generic form, as the brand-name version of the drug is no longer manufactured. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that the generic versions are equivalent to each other. These generics come in 1-gram and 2-gram vials, and are made by various manufacturers.

Is a Generic Version of Oxacillin Available?

Oxacillin is a prescription antibiotic. It is a penicillin medication that is given intravenously (by IV) or injected into a muscle (by IM injection). It is used to treat a variety of different infections.
Oxacillin was sold under the brand name Bactocill®, but the brand-name medication is no longer available. Oxacillin is still available from generic manufacturers.

Availability of Generic Oxacillin

Generic oxacillin is available in 1-gram and 2-gram vials. It is made by various companies, such as:
  • Sagent Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz Inc.

Are All Oxacillin Products the Same?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications, or, if there are no brand-name versions on the market, to each other. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent and assigns each generic a rating.
An "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent. All of the generic oxacillin versions currently available have an "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to each other.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Oxacillin Drug Information

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