There are generic etoposide products available. In fact, the capsules are only available as generic products. Etoposide injections are available in brand-name and generic forms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested the generic versions of etoposide and has determined that they are as good as the brand-name medication. The salt form of etoposide (Etopophos) is not available in generic form at this time.
Can I Buy Generic Etoposide?Etoposide is a prescription chemotherapy medicine approved to treat certain cancers of the lungs and testicles (testes). It belongs to a group of medicines known as podophyllotoxin derivatives.
Etoposide comes in the form of a capsule and an injection. The capsule form is only available as a generic medicine. Brand-name etoposide injection (Toposar®) is made by Teva Parenteral Medicines, Inc. It is also available in generic versions.
In addition, etoposide comes in a salt form known as etoposide phosphate (Etopophos®). Etopophos is manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. It is not available in generic form.
Generic etoposide injection is also available in one strength: Etoposide injection 20 mg per mL. It comes in 5-mL, 25-mL, and 50-mL multidose vials.
Who Makes Generic Etoposide?Generic etoposide injection is made by several different companies, including:
- Accord Healthcare, Inc.
- APP Pharmaceuticals
- Bedford Laboratories.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., makes etoposide capsules.