Generic Midamor is currently made by two companies -- Par Pharmaceuticals and Sigma Pharmaceuticals. The brand-name version of the drug is no longer being produced, which often happens when a generic version of a drug becomes available.
Brand-name Midamor was originally made by Merck and Company. However, the patent has since expired, and generic Midamor is now available. In fact, because Merck has stopped making Midamor, the generic version is the only option. It is common for manufacturers to stop making brand-name medications once a generic version is available (especially with rarely used medications such as Midamor).
Strengths of Generic Midamor
Generic Midamor tablets are available in one strength -- Amiloride 5 mg tablets.
Who Makes Generic Midamor?
Currently, two manufacturers make generic Midamor -- Sigma Pharmaceuticals and Par Pharmaceuticals. It may still be possible to find brand-name Midamor, especially if your pharmacy obtained a large stock of unexpired Midamor tablets before Merck stopped making the drug.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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List of references (click here):
Amiloride hydrochloride [package insert]. Spring Valley, NY: Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.;2005 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 13, 2009.
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