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Is Naltrexone Generic?

Available by prescription only, naltrexone (Revia®) is recommended in the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence. The brand-name product, sold under the name Revia, is made by Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Because the patents for this brand-name product have expired, generic versions of the drug are currently available.
Generic Revia is sold under the name naltrexone. Both brand-name and generic versions of this drug come in one strength (50 mg), and the tablets are taken once daily.
(Click Generic Revia for more information on this topic. This article discusses who makes the brand-name and generic versions of Revia and explains how they compare in terms of efficacy.)
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