Currently, generic Protonix is available in two different strengths and in tablet form. The FDA has determined that the generic versions are equivalent to brand-name Protonix; however, generic drugs may contain different fillers, dyes, or other inactive ingredients that can cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
An Introduction to Generic ProtonixProtonix® (pantoprazole sodium) is a medication that has been licensed to treat a number of conditions, including:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Erosive esophagitis
- Pathological hypersecretory conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Currently, generic versions of Protonix are available.
- Pantoprazole 20 mg tablets
- Pantoprazole 40 mg tablets.
Generic Protonix IV or Protonix oral granules are not currently available.
Who Makes Generic Protonix?
Currently, this medication is made by several companies, such as:
- Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
- Matrix Laboratories
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
Is Generic Pantoprazole as Good as Protonix?
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 version.
All of the generic pantoprazole versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Protonix.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.