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There is currently one strength of generic Cordarone available. These generic tablets are made by numerous companies, including Sandoz and Mylan Institutional. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concluded that these generics are as good as the brand-name drug, although they may have different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Cordarone?

Cordarone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain types of life-threatening heart rhythm problems. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antiarrhythmics.
Cordarone is made by Sanofi Winthrop Industrie and distributed by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The medication is no longer protected by patents and is now available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Cordarone is available in one strength: Amiodarone 200-mg tablets.

Who Makes Generic Cordarone?

Generic Cordarone is made by several manufacturers, including:
  • Mylan Institutional
  • Sandoz
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
  • Zydus Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Is Generic Amiodarone as Good as Cordarone?

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 Cordarone versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name Cordarone.
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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