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There are generic Rythmol (propafenone) products currently available in three different strengths, including 150 mg, 225 mg, and 300 mg. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested these products and determined that they are equivalent to the brand-name medication, although they may have different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Rythmol?

Rythmol® (propafenone) is a prescription antiarrhythmic medication. It is prescribed to treat life-threatening abnormal heartbeats or to maintain a normal heartbeat in people with certain heart rhythm problems.
Rythmol is made by Halo Pharmaceutical, Inc., for GlaxoSmithKline. It is no longer protected by patents and is available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Rythmol tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Propafenone 150 mg
  • Propafenone 225 mg
  • Propafenone 300 mg.

Who Makes Generic Rythmol?

Generic Rythmol is made by several different manufacturers, including:
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
  • Pliva
  • URL Pharma.

Is Generic Propafenone as Good as Rythmol?

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