Launch of Generic Pennsaid 1.5%

Released: 05/29/2014   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Manager

The generic equivalent of Pennsaid 1.5% (diclofenac sodium topical solution) has just been released, following FDA approval. Pennsaid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA have the same high quality and strength as brand name drugs. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

Over the next 30 days, Carlisle Medical will be contacting physicians to inform them that the generic version of Pennsaid 1.5% is available. Management is our focus, as we are deeply involved in evaluating generic usage, as well as alternative therapies. We provide this on an ongoing basis through our Prescription review service.

If you have any questions or if we may assist you with your pharmacy needs, please contact us at 800-553-1783 or at