Generic Vantin

There are generic Vantin (cefpodoxime) products available in tablet and liquid form. In fact, this medication is only available in generic form, as the brand-name version is no longer made. The FDA has tested the generic versions and has determined that they are as good as the brand-name drug. However, they may contain different inactive ingredients than brand-name medications.

 

Can I Buy Generic Vantin?

Vantin® (cefpodoxime proxetil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic that comes in the form of a tablet and an oral suspension (liquid). This prescription drug is usually taken twice a day, and is approved for use in adults and children as young as two months old.
 
Brand-name Vantin was made by Pfizer, Inc., but is no longer being manufactured. Generic versions, however, are still available and are made by various manufacturers.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Vantin is available in the following strengths:
 
  • Cefpodoxime 100 mg tablets
  • Cefpodoxime 200 mg tablets
  • Cefpodoxime 50 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension
  • Cefpodoxime 100 mg per 5 mL for oral suspension.
 

Who Makes Generic Vantin?

Generic Vantin is made by various companies, such as:
 
  • Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.
  • Northstar Rx, LLC
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Sandoz, Inc.
 

Is Generic Cefpodoxime as Good as Vantin?

All generic medications must undergo 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 generics 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 generic cefpodoxime versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Vantin.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
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