Generic Suprax

Suprax (cefixime) is a brand-name antibiotic that is not currently available in generic form. Although all of the patents on the drug have expired, there have not been any companies that have chosen to make a generic Suprax product. Because this is an expensive brand-name antibiotic, there may be other similar medications that may be suitable and less expensive.

Can I Buy Generic Suprax?

Suprax® (cefixime) is a cephalosporin antibiotic that comes in the form of a tablet and an oral suspension (liquid). This prescription medicine is taken once or twice a day.
 
Suprax is made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is not available in generic form in the United States.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

This is a difficult question to answer. All of the patents for Suprax have already expired. There appears to be no legal reason why generic versions could not be made. Perhaps the market for this medication is too small to entice a manufacturer to pay for the costly process of bringing a generic version to market.
 

Is Cefixime a Generic Suprax?

No -- cefixime is the active ingredient in Suprax, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
 
Suprax is a fairly expensive antibiotic. Unless there is a compelling reason for your healthcare provider to prescribe Suprax, other antibiotics may be suitable and much more affordable alternatives.
 
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