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Generic Cognex

There are currently no generic Cognex products available on the market. Although the patent for the medication has already expired, no drug companies have chosen to manufacture a generic version of the drug. It is difficult to predict when (or even if) any manufacturers will choose to make generic Cognex.

Cognex Generic: An Overview

Cognex® (tacrine hydrochloride) is a prescription Alzheimer's disease medication. It is part of a group of medications known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Cognex is made by Sciele Pharma, Inc. Although the patents for Cognex have already expired, there are no generic versions of Cognex available at this time.

When Will Generic Cognex Be Available?

This is a difficult question to answer. For some reason, no generic manufacturers have chosen to make a generic version of Cognex. Most likely, this is due to the low demand for Cognex (compared to other Alzheimer's medications). It is difficult to predict when (or even if) any manufacturers will choose to make generic Cognex.

Is Tacrine the Same as Generic Cognex?

No -- tacrine hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Cognex but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that, oftentimes, the active ingredient of any drug is 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 of a medicine, another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product and market the product as a generic. All medications have generic names; not all medications have generic versions available.
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