Generic Univasc

The patent for Univasc (moexipril hydrochloride) has expired, and generic versions are now available. The FDA has assigned these generic versions an "AB" rating, meaning they are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug. However, generic medications are allowed to contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name product.

Can I Buy Generic Univasc?

Univasc® (moexipril hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, known medically as hypertension. It belongs to a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE inhibitors for short.
Univasc is made by UCB, Inc., for Schwarz Pharma, LLC. The patent for this medication has expired, and it is available in generic form.

Strengths of Generic Univasc

Generic Univasc is available in the following strengths:

Who Makes Generic Univasc?

Generic Univasc is made by several different companies, such as:
  • Apotex Corp.
  • Glenmark Generics, Inc.
  • Paddock Laboratories, Inc.

Is Generic Moexipril as Good as Univasc?

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 Univasc currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Univasc.
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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