Generic Arthrotec

It is now possible to buy Arthrotec (diclofenac/misoprostol) in generic form. The generic versions come in two different strengths. Both have been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA. This means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version.

Can I Buy Generic Arthrotec?

Arthrotec® (diclofenac/misoprostol) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of arthritis. It contains diclofenac sodium (Voltaren®, Voltaren®-XR), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and misoprostol (Cytotec®), a medication that reduces the risk of developing ulcers from NSAID use.
Arthrotec is manufactured by Pfizer, Inc., and distributed by G.D. Searle, LLC, a division of Pfizer, Inc. It is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Arthrotec

Generic Arthrotec is available in the following strengths:
It is sold by manufacturers such as Greenstone LLC and Watson Laboratories, Inc. The version marketed by Greenstone LLC is actually an “authorized generic,” meaning that it is the actual brand-name medication that is just packaged and sold under a generic name. It is exactly the same as Arthrotec in every way (it is even made by Pfizer), except it comes in a bottle with a generic name.

Is Generic Diclofenac/Misoprostol as Good as Arthrotec?

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 Arthrotec versions currently available have an “AB” rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Arthrotec.
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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