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Generic Micronase

At this time, generic Micronase is available in three strengths. All of the generic versions have been assigned an "AB" rating by the FDA. This means that they are considered equivalent to the brand-name medication. However, the generic versions may have different inactive ingredients, such as fillers, dyes, or other ingredients. This may cause problems in people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

An Introduction to Generic Micronase

Micronase® (glyburide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. It is part of a class of diabetes medications called sulfonylureas.
Glyburide was first manufactured under the brand name Micronase, which is sold by Pfizer. The patent for the drug has since expired, however, which means a generic Micronase can now be produced.


Generic Micronase tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Glyburide 1.25 mg tablets
  • Glyburide 2.5 mg tablets
  • Glyburide 5 mg tablets.

Who Makes Generic Micronase?

Generic Micronase is made by many different companies, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Totowa, and CorePharma. Talk to your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the different makers of generic Micronase.

Is Generic Micronase as Good as the Brand-Name Version?

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 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 generic Micronase versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Micronase.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from 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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