Generic Twynsta (telmisartan/amlodipine) is available in four different strengths. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to it, which means that the generic medication is considered equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic Twynsta is allowed to have different inactive ingredients, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
Can I Buy Generic Twynsta?Twynsta® (telmisartan/amlodipine) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, known medically as hypertension. It is a combination of two high blood pressure medications -- telmisartan (Micardis®) and amlodipine (Norvasc®).
Brand-name Twynsta is made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is also available in generic form.
Generic Twynsta is available in the following strengths:
- Telmisartan/amlodipine 40/5 mg
- Telmisartan/amlodipine 40/10 mg
- Telmisartan/amlodipine 80/5 mg
- Telmisartan/amlodipine 80/10 mg.
It is made by manufacturers such as:
- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Torrent Pharmaceuticals LTD.
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. All of the generic versions of Twynsta currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
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.