Generic Lanoxin

Brand-name and generic versions of Lanoxin (digoxin) are available for the treatment of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. All of the generic versions currently on the market have an "AB" or "AP" rating, which means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name drug. Some of the companies that make a generic version include Actavis, Baxter, and Hospira, Inc.

Can I Buy Generic Lanoxin?

Lanoxin® (digoxin) is a prescription medication approved to treat heart failure and atrial fibrillation (a type of abnormal heart rhythm).
 
Lanoxin products are made by Covis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, most Lanoxin products are also available in generic form.
 

Available Strengths

Generic Lanoxin is available in the following forms and strengths:
 
Digoxin is also available as an elixir; however, Lanoxin elixir is no longer made. Lanoxin 62.5 mcg and Lanoxin 187.5 mcg tablets are not yet available in generic form.
 

Who Makes Generic Lanoxin?

Generic Lanoxin tablets are made by:
 
  • Actavis
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, LTD.
  • Impax Laboratories, Inc.
  • Jerome Stevens Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
     
Generic Lanoxin injection is made by:
 
  • Hospira, Inc.
  • Sandoz, Inc.
  • Baxter.
     
Digoxin elixir is made by Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
 

Is Generic Digoxin as Good as Lanoxin?

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 (or "AP" in the case of injectable medications) means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Lanoxin currently available have an "AB" or "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Lanoxin.
 
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.
 
It is important to know that digoxin is a "narrow therapeutic index" medication, which means that tiny changes in the dose can result in large changes in the body. As a result, your healthcare providers might recommend that you stick with one brand of digoxin if possible. If you do need to change brands, your healthcare provider may want to monitor you more closely for a while to make sure that your dose does not need to be adjusted.
 
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