No -- fentanyl is the active ingredient in Fentora, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Fentora [package insert]. North Wales, PA: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.;2013 February.
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 January 10, 2010.
Watson Laboratories, Inc Press Release. Watson's Generic Fentora Receives FDA Approval. Available at: http://ir.watson.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=65778&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1514366. Accessed January 11, 2011.
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