Launch of Generic Aggrenox

Released: 07/01/2015   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The generic equivalent of Aggrenox (aspirin/extended release dipyridamole) capsules has just been announced by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. in the United States. Aspirin and extended release dipyridamole capsules are used to lower the risk of stroke in people who have had a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack or TIA) or stroke due to a blood clot.

Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA are required to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form and route of administration as the brand name product. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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