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Generic Duetact

You can find generic Duetact (pioglitazone and glimepiride) in two different strengths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic versions of the drug, which means that they are considered equivalent to brand-name Duetact. However, they may have different inactive ingredients.

Generic Duetact: An Overview

Duetact® (pioglitazone and glimepiride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. It is a combination of two different diabetes drugs: pioglitazone hydrochloride (Actos®) and glimepiride (Amaryl®).
Brand-name Duetact is manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. However, it is also available in generic form.

Availability of Generic Duetact

Generic Duetact is available in the following strengths:
  • Pioglitazone/glimepiride 30 mg/2 mg tablets (containing 30 mg pioglitazone and 2 mg glimepiride)
  • Pioglitazone/glimepiride 30 mg/4 mg tablets (containing 30 mg pioglitazone and 4 mg glimepiride).
It is made by Sandoz, Inc.

Is Generic Pioglitazone/Glimepiride as Good as Duetact?

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. The generic Duetact versions currently available have an “AB” rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Duetact.
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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