Generic Loxitane is currently manufactured by several different companies and is available in various strengths. All of the generic versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they are considered equivalent to Loxitane. However, generic Loxitane products are allowed to contain different fillers or dyes, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Generic Loxitane: An Overview
Loxitane® (loxapine) is a prescription medicine known as a "typical antipsychotic" that has been licensed to treat schizophrenia.
The medication is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals. However, all the patents have expired, and generic Loxitane is now available.
- Loxapine 5 mg
- Loxapine 10 mg
- Loxapine 25 mg
- Loxapine 50 mg.
- Actavis US
- Amide Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals (which also makes brand-name Loxitane).
Is Generic Loxapine as Good as Brand-Name Loxitane?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 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 generic Loxitane versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Loxitane.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.