Generic Blocadren

Although brand-name Blocadren is no longer manufactured, generic versions of the medication are available. Generic Blocadren is sold under the name Timolol Maleate tablets and is available in three different strengths. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic medication, which means it is equivalent to the brand-name version (although generics can contain different inactive ingredients).

Is a Generic Version of Blocadren Available?

Blocadren® (timolol maleate) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as beta blockers. It is approved for reducing the risk of death and repeat heart attacks in heart attack survivors, treating high blood pressure, and preventing migraines.
Brand-name Blocadren was made by Merck & Co., Inc., but is no longer available. However, the patents for Blocadren have expired, and generic versions are available.

Strengths of Generic Blocadren

Generic Blocadren tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Timolol maleate 5 mg
  • Timolol maleate 10 mg
  • Timolol maleate 20 mg.

Who Makes Generic Blocadren?

Generic Blocadren is made by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Is Generic Timolol as Good as Blocadren?

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 Blocadren products currently available have an "AB" rating, which means they should be equivalent to the brand-name version.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that could cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
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