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Loniten (minoxidil oral) was originally manufactured by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company, but the brand-name version of this medication is no longer available. Only generic Loniten products are currently available and are sold under the name Minoxidil Oral tablets. The United States Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generics are equivalent to brand-name Loniten.

Can I Buy Generic Loniten?

Loniten® (minoxidil oral) is a prescription medication licensed to treat severe high blood pressure that is not adequately controlled with other medications and is causing damage to vital body organs. It is used in combination with other blood pressure medications.
 
This medication used to be made by Pharmacia and Upjohn Company; however, brand-name Loniten is no longer available. It is now only available in generic form.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Loniten tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
 

Who Makes Generic Loniten?

Generic Loniten is made by a few different companies, including:
 
  • Par Pharmaceutical
  • Mutual Pharmaceutical
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals.
 

Is Generic Minoxidil Oral as Good as Loniten?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The United States 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 of the generic Loniten versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name Loniten.
 
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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