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Generic Tapazole

At this time, you can buy both brand-name and generic Tapazole (methimazole). All generic versions of this product have been given an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to brand-name Tapazole. The tablets are available in 5- and 10-mg strengths, and are made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and other manufacturers of generic drugs.

Can I Buy Generic Tapazole?

Tapazole® (methimazole) is a prescription medication used to treat hyperthyroidism. It blocks the production of hormones in the thyroid gland and is typically taken three times a day.
Brand-name Tapazole tablets are made by AAI Pharma for King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, the patent for this medication has expired, and generic Tapazole is now available.

Available Strengths

Generic Tapazole tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Methimazole 5 mg
  • Methimazole 10 mg.

Who Makes Generic Tapazole?

This medication is made by various generic manufacturers, such as:
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz.

Is Generic Methimazole as Good as Brand-Name Tapazole?

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 generic Tapazole tablets currently available have an "AB" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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