Generic Pamelor is currently available in four strengths: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg capsules. There is also a generic version of liquid Pamelor available. The FDA has assigned generic Pamelor an "AB" rating, meaning the generic version of the drug should be equivalent to the brand-name medication. However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients, such as fillers or dyes, which can cause problems for people with allergies.
Generic Pamelor: An OverviewPamelor® (nortriptyline hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed as a depression treatment. Pamelor is part of a class of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants.
Brand-name Pamelor is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
- Nortriptyline 10 mg capsules
- Nortriptyline 25 mg capsules
- Nortriptyline 50 mg capsules
- Nortriptyline 75 mg capsules.
A generic version of liquid Pamelor is also available -- Nortriptyline oral solution 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful).
Who Makes Generic Pamelor?Generic Pamelor is made by several manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers include:
- Apotheca, Inc.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Laboratories.
You can talk to your pharmacist for more information about other companies that make a generic Pamelor.