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Generic Norpramin

Generic Norpramin is sold under the name desipramine tablets and is available in a number of strengths, including 10 mg, 50 mg, and 150 mg. A few of the companies that manufacture generic Norpramin include Amide Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. Although generic Norpramin products are equivalent to the brand name version, they may contain different inactive ingredients.

Generic for Norpramin: An Overview

Norpramin® (desipramine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat depression. The medicine is part of a class of drugs called tricyclic antidepressants.
 
Desipramine was first manufactured under the brand name Norpramin -- and is made by Sanofi-Aventis. However, it has come off patent and is now available as a generic.
 

Strengths of Generic Norpramin

Generic Norpramin tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Desipramine 10 mg tablets
  • Desipramine 25 mg tablets
  • Desipramine 50 mg tablets
  • Desipramine 75 mg tablets
  • Desipramine 100 mg tablets
  • Desipramine 150 mg tablets.
     

Who Makes Generic Norpramin?

Generic Norpramin is made by the following manufacturers:
 
  • Amide Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals.
     
You can talk with your pharmacist for more information about other companies that make generic Norpramin.
 

Is Generic Desipramine as Good as Norpramin?

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 generics are equivalent to the brand name medications and assigns each generic 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 desipramine versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Norpramin.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than their brand name counterparts. These inactive ingredients might include fillers or dyes, as well as other things that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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