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Generic Elavil

While brand name Elavil is no longer manufactured, there is currently a generic version of Elavil for sale in six different strengths. Some of the companies that manufacture generic Elavil include Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Sandoz, and Mutual Pharmaceuticals. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to generic Elavil, meaning that the generic version is equivalent to the brand name drug.

Generic for Elavil: An Overview

Elavil® (amitriptyline hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat depression. Elavil is part of a class of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants.
Elavil was first manufactured by Merck & Co. It has since come off patent and is available as a generic. Brand name Elavil, however, is no longer available.

Strengths of Generic Elavil

Generic Elavil tablets are available in the following strengths:

Who Makes Generic Elavil?

Generic Elavil is made by several manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers include:
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz
  • Mutual Pharmaceuticals
  • Pliva.
You can talk to your pharmacist for more information about other companies that make a generic Elavil.

Is Generic Amitriptyline as Good as Elavil?

Because brand name Elavil is no longer manufactured, generic amitriptyline is the only choice. All generic medications must have 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 medications are equivalent to the brand name medications, and assigns each generic medication a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand name medication. All of the generic versions of Elavil that are currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Elavil.
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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