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Generic Sanctura

The patent for brand-name Sanctura has expired, and now a generic version of the drug is available. Generic Sanctura comes in one strength and is made by Glenmark Generics and Paddock Laboratories. It has been given an "AB" rating, which means it is considered equivalent to brand-name Sanctura.

Generic Sanctura: An Overview

Sanctura® (trospium chloride) is a prescription medication used to treat an overactive bladder. It is a short-acting medication (a long-acting form, Sanctura XR, is also available).
 
Brand-name Sanctura is made jointly by Esprit Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, the patent for Sanctura has expired, and the medication is now available in generic form.
 

Availability of Generic Sanctura

Like the brand-name version, generic Sanctura is available in one strength -- Trospium 20 mg tablets. It is made by generic manufacturers such as Glenmark Generics and Paddock Laboratories.
 

Is Generic Trospium as Good as Sanctura?

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. Generic trospium tablets have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Sanctura.
 
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.
 

Sanctura Drug Information

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