There are two different strengths of generic Cytotec (misoprostol) tablets, which are made by Greenstone, LLC. The Food and Drug Administration has determined that these products are equivalent to the brand-name version of the drug. However, the generic tablets may contain different inactive ingredients, which could cause reactions in people with certain allergies.
Can I Buy Generic Cytotec?Cytotec® (misoprostol) is a prescription medication approved for preventing stomach ulcers in certain people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It decreases stomach acid secretion and protects the lining of the stomach.
Cytotec is made by Pfizer, Inc., for G.D. Searle, LLC. It is available in generic form.
Available StrengthsGeneric Cytotec comes in the form of tablets and is available in the following strengths:
- Misoprostol 100 mcg (0.1 mg)
- Misoprostol 200 mcg (0.2 mg).
Is Generic Misoprostol as Good as Cytotec?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 Cytotec versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Cytotec. 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.