Generic Mexitil

Available in the form of capsules, generic Mexitil (mexiletine) products are available and prescribed to treat dangerous heart rhythm problems. In fact, this medication is only available as a generic, as the brand-name version is no longer made. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tested the generic versions of Mexitil and has determined that they are as good as the brand-name drug.

Can I Buy Generic Mexitil?

Mexitil® (mexiletine) is a prescription antiarrhythmia medication. It is used to treat people who have certain types of serious heart rhythm problems.
Mexitil was originally made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, they no longer make brand-name Mexitil; it is only available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Mexitil capsules are available in the following strengths:
  • Mexiletine 150 mg
  • Mexiletine 200 mg
  • Mexiletine 250 mg.

Who Makes Generic Mexitil?

Generic Mexitil is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Is Generic Mexiletine as Good as Mexitil?

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