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There are two different forms of generic imipramine available -- imipramine hydrochloride tablets and imipramine pamoate capsules. Both come in a variety of strengths and are manufactured by a number of drug companies, including Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, and Par Pharmaceuticals. All generic imipramine products have been given an "AB" rating by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), meaning that they are equivalent to the brand-name versions.

Generic Imipramine: An Overview

Imipramine is a prescription medication that is part of a class of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants. It is available as two different products: imipramine hydrochloride (Tofranil®) and imipramine pamoate (Tofranil PM®). Tofranil is approved to treat the following conditions:
  • Depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression) in adults
  • Bedwetting in children.
Tofranil PM is licensed only for the treatment of depression in adults.
Brand-name Tofranil and Tofranil PM are manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. However, they have since come off patent and are available as generics.

Strengths of Generic Tofranil

Generic Tofranil tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Imipramine hydrochloride 10 mg tablets
  • Imipramine hydrochloride 25 mg tablets
  • Imipramine hydrochloride 50 mg tablets.
Generic Tofranil PM capsules are available in the following strengths:
  • Imipramine pamoate 75 mg capsules
  • Imipramine pamoate 100 mg capsules
  • Imipramine pamoate 125 mg capsules
  • Imipramine pamoate 150 mg capsules.
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