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Generic Temodar (temozolomide) is available in capsule form and in six different strengths. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to it, which means that the generic medication is considered equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic Temodar is allowed to have different inactive ingredients (such as fillers or dyes), which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.

Can I Buy Generic Temodar?

Temodar® (temozolomide) is a prescription chemotherapy medication approved to treat certain types of brain tumors. It comes as a capsule, which is taken by mouth, and an injection, which is given intravenously (into a vein).
 
Temodar capsules are made by Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Temodar for injection is made by Baxter Oncology GmbH for Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp. Temodar capsules (but not the injectable version) are available in generic form.
 

Availability of Generic Temodar

Generic Temodar capsules are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Temozolomide 5 mg capsules
  • Temozolomide 20 mg capsules
  • Temozolomide 100 mg capsules
  • Temozolomide 140 mg capsules
  • Temozolomide 180 mg capsules
  • Temozolomide 250 mg capsules.
 
Generic Temodar is made by various manufacturers, such as:
 
  • Sandoz Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
 
Temodar for injection is not yet available in generic form. 
 

Is Generic Temozolomide as Good as Temodar?

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 "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Temodar versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Temodar.
 
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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