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Generic Mutamycin

Mutamycin (mitomycin) is only available as a generic product, as the brand-name versions of this drug are no longer manufactured. These products come in three strengths and are made by various companies, including Bedford Laboratories, Accord Healthcare, and Hikma Maple. The Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generic Mutamycin products are equivalent to the brand-name medicine.

Can I Buy Generic Mutamycin?

Mutamycin® (mitomycin) is a prescription chemotherapy medication approved for the treatment of stomach and pancreatic cancer. It belongs to a general group of medications called antineoplastic antibiotics.
Mutamycin was originally made by Bristol-Myers. It also used to be available under the brand name Mitozytrex™, which was made by Supergen, Inc. Mitozytrex and Mutamycin are no longer manufactured and are not available. Currently, the medication is only available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Mutamycin is available in the following strengths:
  • Mitomycin 5 mg per vial
  • Mitomycin 20 mg per vial
  • Mitomycin 40 mg per vial.

Who Makes Generic Mutamycin?

Generic Mutamycin is made by a few different companies, including:
  • Bedford Laboratories
  • Accord Healthcare, Inc.
  • Hikma Maple, Ltd.

Is Generic Mitomycin as Good as Mutamycin?

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