You can find generic Lodosyn (carbidopa) in a 25-mg strength. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic version of the drug, which means that it is considered equivalent to brand-name Lodosyn. However, it may have different inactive ingredients.
Can I Buy Generic Lodosyn?
Lodosyn® (carbidopa) is a prescription medication that has been licensed as a treatment for Parkinson's disease. It is also approved to treat Parkinson-like symptoms due to other causes as well. It is always used in combination with levodopa products.
Brand-name Lodosyn is made by Merck & Co., Inc., and is marketed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. The drug is also available in generic form.
Generic Lodosyn is available in one strength: Carbidopa 25 mg tablets. It is made by manufacturers such as Amerigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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 versions of Lodosyn currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
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.