Generic Requip XL
There are several strengths of generic Requip XL (ropinirole XL) currently available. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generic products are equivalent to the brand-name drug. However, generic medications can contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medicine, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
An Overview of Generic Requip XLRequip® XL (ropinirole XL) is a prescription medication approved to treat Parkinson's disease. It is a long-acting medication designed to be taken just once a day.
Brand-name Requip XL is made by GlaxoSmithKline. However, it is also available in generic form.
- Ropinirole XL 2 mg
- Ropinirole XL 4 mg
- Ropinirole XL 6 mg
- Ropinirole XL 8 mg
- Ropinirole XL 12 mg.
Generic Requip XL is made by various manufacturers, such as:
- Actavis Elizabeth LLC
- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.
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. The generic versions of ropinirole XL currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Requip XL.
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.