Generic Verelan

Generic Verelan is manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Watson Pharmaceuticals and is available in four strengths. The FDA has assigned all generic versions of Verelan an "AB" rating, which means that they should be equivalent to brand-name Verelan. However, it is important to keep in mind that generic medications may contain fillers, dyes, or other inactive ingredients not found in the brand-name drug.

An Overview of Generic Verelan

Verelan® (verapamil hydrochloride) 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.
 
Verelan was first manufactured by Schwarz Pharma. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
 

Strengths of Generic Verelan

Generic Verelan capsules are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Verapamil extended-release 120 mg capsules
  • Verapamil extended-release 180 mg capsules
  • Verapamil extended-release 240 mg capsules
  • Verapamil extended-release 360 mg capsules.
     

Who Makes Generic Verelan?

Generic Verelan is made by the following manufacturers:
 
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals.
     

Is Generic Verapamil as Good as Verelan?

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 each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Verelan versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Verelan. Keep in mind that there are many versions of verapamil that are equivalent to other products (such as Calan® or Calan SR®), but not to Verelan.
 
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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