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Generic Absorica

Certain patents are currently in place that prevent a company from making a generic Absorica product. However, after the first patent expires in September 2021, companies may be allowed to make a generic version. This date could change, however, if new patents or lawsuits are filed. Although other similar medications are available in generic form, these are not considered equivalent to Absorica.

Can I Buy Generic Absorica?

Absorica™ (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication. Because this drug can cause serious side effects and birth defects, it is reserved for severe cases that have not responded to other acne treatments.
Brand-name Absorica is made by Galephar P R, Inc., for Ranbaxy Laboratories, Inc. Technically, it is not available in generic form, although several isotretinoin products come in the exact same strengths.

Absorica Versus Accutane

The original isotretinoin product, Accutane®, is available in generic form; in fact, brand-name Accutane is no longer manufactured. However, Accutane or generic versions of it are not considered equivalent to Absorica, due to the differences in absorption among the drugs.
Accutane and its generic versions are poorly absorbed on an empty stomach; they must be taken with food. However, Absorica is absorbed well with or without food and can therefore be taken either way.
For most people, this difference is likely to be of little importance, as taking the drug with food is only slightly inconvenient. In general, the primary factor will be cost. It is difficult to predict which product among Absorica and the various generic versions of Accutane will be the least expensive for any given person, due to differences in insurance coverage and promotions or coupons the various manufacturers might offer.

Absorica Acne Medication Information

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