Brand-name Razadyne has come off patent, and now generic versions of the drug are available. Generic Razadyne is produced by a number of companies and is available in seven strengths.
Razadyne® (galantamine hydrobromide) is a prescription Alzheimer's disease medication. It is part of a group of medications known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. Razadyne was originally marketed under the name "Reminyl®," but the name was changed after confusion with a similar-sounding medication. Razadyne is available in short-acting forms (tablets and oral solution) and in long-acting Razadyne ER capsules.
Razadyne is made by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. However, it has come off patent and is available as a generic.
- Galantamine 4 mg tablets
- Galantamine 8 mg tablets
- Galantamine 12 mg tablets
- Galantamine 4 mg per mL oral solution
- Long-acting galantamine ER 8 mg capsules
- Long-acting galantamine ER 16 mg capsules
- Long-acting galantamine ER 24 mg capsules.
- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
- Roxane Laboratories.
Is Generic Galantamine as Good as Razadyne?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 each generic a rating. An "AB" or "AA" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Razadyne versions currently available have an "AB" or "AA" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Razadyne.
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.