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Generic Glynase

Generic Glynase is sold under the name Micronized Glyburide tablets, and is available in four different strengths. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to the drug, which means that it is equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic Glynase may have different inactive ingredients, such as dyes, fillers, or other ingredients, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies.

Generic Glynase: An Overview

Glynase® (micronized glyburide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. It is part of a group of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas.
 
Micronized glyburide was first manufactured under the brand name Glynase, which is manufactured by Pfizer. The patent for this drug has since expired, however, which means that other companies can now produce a generic Glynase.
 

Strengths of Generic Glynase

Generic Glynase is sold under the name Micronized Glyburide tablets and is available in four strengths:
 
  • Micronized glyburide 1.5 mg tablets
  • Micronized glyburide 3 mg tablets
  • Micronized glyburide 4.5 mg tablets
  • Micronized glyburide 6 mg tablets.
     
Brand-name Glynase, however, is not available in the 4.5 mg strength.
 

Who Makes Generic Glynase?

Generic Glynase is made by many different companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Laboratories, and Hikma Pharmaceuticals. Talk to your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the different makers of generic Glynase.
 

Is Generic Micronized Glyburide as Good as Glynase?

All generic medications must have certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests and decides if the generic medications are equivalent to the brand-name versions 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 versions of generic micronized glyburide currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Glynase.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
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