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Generic Kerlone

At this time, generic versions of Kerlone (betaxolol) are available for sale. These generic tablets are available in two strengths and are manufactured by KVK Tech, Inc. The FDA has given all generic Kerlone products an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name version.

Is a Generic Version of Kerlone Available?

Kerlone® (betaxolol hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of medications known as beta blockers. It is approved for treating high blood pressure. It is a cardioselective beta blocker, which means that it is more likely to block beta-1 receptors (such as those in the heart and blood vessels) than beta-2 receptors (such as those in the lungs).
 
Theoretically, cardioselective beta blockers are safer than other beta blockers for people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, keep in mind that breathing problems could occur with any beta blocker.
 
Brand-name Kerlone is made by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. However, the patents for Kerlone have expired, and generic versions are also available.
 

Strengths of Generic Kerlone

Generic Kerlone tablets are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Betaxolol 10 mg
  • Betaxolol 20 mg.
     
Generic versions of Kerlone are made by KVK Tech, Inc.
 

Is Generic Betaxolol as Good as Kerlone?

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 each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic betaxolol tablets currently available in the United States have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Kerlone.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
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