While generic Flumadine tablets are available, the generic syrup version has been discontinued. The only generic form of Flumadine available is sold as Rimantadine 100 mg tablets. These tablets are made by several companies, including Sandoz, Global Pharmaceuticals, and Inwood Laboratories, Inc. Generic Flumadine is equivalent to brand-name Flumadine but may contain different inactive ingredients.
Is a Flumadine Generic Available?
Flumadine® (rimantadine hydrochloride) is a prescription flu medicine. It is used to both prevent and treat flu caused by type A influenza viruses.
Flumadine is made by Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The patents for Flumadine have expired, allowing manufacturers to make generic versions of the medication.
Strengths of Generic Flumadine
Generic Flumadine is available in only one strength -- Rimantadine 100 mg tablets.
Flumadine syrup (in either brand or generic time) is no longer available, as the manufacturer has discontinued making it.
Who Makes Generic Flumadine?
Generic Flumadine tablets are made by the following companies:
- Global Pharmaceuticals
- Inwood Laboratories, Inc.
Is Generic Rimantadine as Good as Flumadine?
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" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic rimantadine versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Flumadine.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.