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There are several strengths of generic Sular (nisoldipine) available on the market. The United States Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generic products are equivalent to the brand-name drug. However, generic medications can contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medicine, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Can I Buy Generic Sular?

Sular® (nisoldipine) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is part of a group of medications called calcium channel blockers.
 
Sular is made by Sciele Pharma. Interestingly, the manufacturer changed its formulation of the tablets. While brand-name Sular is available only in the new formulation, generic versions of both the new and old formulations are available.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Sular tablets (new formulation) are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Nisoldipine 8.5 mg
  • Nisoldipine 17 mg
  • Nisoldipine 25.5 mg
  • Nisoldipine 34 mg.
     
Generic Sular tablets (old formulation) are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Nisoldipine 10 mg
  • Nisoldipine 20 mg
  • Nisoldipine 30 mg
  • Nisoldipine 40 mg.
     
Generic Sular is made by various manufacturers, such as:
 
  • Mylan, Inc.
  • Prasco Laboratories
  • United Research Laboratories, Inc.
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The version marketed by Prasco is actually an "authorized generic." This means that it is real, brand-name Sular that has been relabeled and sold as a generic.
  
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