List of Generic Equivalents for Brand Name Drugs

Ian C. Langtree Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2011/09/14 - Updated: 2021/12/29
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Synopsis: List of brand name drugs and their Generic Equivalents sorted alphabetically by brand name and their generic substitute. A brand name drug in the U.S. is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is supplied by one company - the pharmaceutical manufacturer. A generic medication, also approved by the FDA, is basically a copy of the brand name drug and is marketed under its chemical name.

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What Are Generic Drugs?

Generic drugs are copies of brand-name drugs and are the same as those brand name drugs in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. All generic drugs approved by FDA have the same high quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name drugs. And, the generic manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs. Approximately half of all brand name drugs on the market have generic versions.

A generic drug may have a different color or shape than its brand name counterpart, but it must have the same active ingredients, strength, and dosage form (i.e., pill, liquid, or injection), and provide the same effectiveness and safety as its brand name counterpart.

Generic drugs are less expensive than brand name products, and so the amount you pay as part of your prescription drug cost-sharing is less than what you pay for brand names. In addition, most plans charge you a lower copay if you use generic drugs. Further information on Generic Drugs.

What Are Brand Name Drugs?

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Assorted multicolored prescription drug pills and capsules.
Assorted multicolored prescription drug pills and capsules.

A brand name drug in the U.S. is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is supplied by one company - the pharmaceutical manufacturer. The drug is protected by a patent and is marketed under the manufacturer's brand name. Whereas a generic medication, also approved by the FDA, is basically a copy of the brand name drug and is marketed under its chemical name.

Each U.S. state has a law that allows pharmacists to substitute less expensive generic drugs for many brand names. However, if your doctor specifies that a brand name must be dispensed, then the pharmacist may not substitute the generic. Sometimes an acceptable generic is available that your doctor may not be aware of. In this case, your pharmacist may be able to consult with your doctor to suggest an effective medication that costs less.

Table of Generic Equivalent Drugs

List of brand name drugs and their Generic Equivalents sorted alphabetically by brand name followed by generic name - (This list is not inclusive of all generic drugs or brand names)

Generics Equivalents for Drug Brands
Drug Brand Name - (A)Generic Equivalent
ACCOLATE zafirlukast
ACCUNEB albuterol solution
ACCURETIC quinapril / hydrochlorothiazide
ACEON perindopril
ACLOVATE alclometasone
ACTIGALL ursodiol
ACTIQ fentanyl citrate
ADALAT CC nifedipine ext-rel
ADDERALL amphetamine / dextroamphetamine mixed salts
ADDERALL XR amphetamine / dextroamphetamine mixed salts ext-rel
ADIPEX-P phentermine 37.5 mg
AGRYLIN anagrelide
ALDACTAZIDE spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide
ALDACTONE spironolactone
ALDARA imiquimod
ALLEGRA fexofenadine
ALPHAGAN P brimonidine
ALTACE ramipril
AMARYL glimepiride
AMBIEN zolpidem
AMBIEN CR zolpidem ext-rel
AMERGE naratriptan
ANAFRANIL clomipramine
ANAPROX naproxen sodium
ANTIVERT meclizine
ARALEN chloroquine phosphate
ARAVA leflunomide
ARICEPT donepezil
ARICEPT ODT donepezil soluble tab
ASTELIN azelastine
ATIVAN lorazepam
ATROVENT Nasal Spray ipratropium bromide solution nasal spray
AUGMENTIN amoxicillin / potassium clavulanate
AUGMENTIN XR amoxicillin / potassium clavulanate ext-rel
AXID nizatidine
AYGESTIN norethindrone acetate
AZULFIDINE sulfasalazine
AZULFIDINE EN-TABS sulfasalazine delayed-rel
Drug Brand Name - (B)Generic Equivalent
BACTROBAN mupirocin
BENTYL dicyclomine
BENZAC AC benzoyl peroxide
BENZAMYCIN erythromycin / benzoyl peroxide
BETAGAN levobunolol
BIAXIN clarithromycin
BIAXIN XL clarithromycin ext-rel
BLEPH-10 sulfacetamide 10%
BONTRIL phendimetrazine
BRETHINE terbutaline
BREVICON Necon 0.5 / 35 (norethindrone / EE)
Drug Brand Name - (C)Generic Equivalent
CAFERGOT ergotamine / caffeine
CALAN verapamil
CALAN SR verapamil ext-rel
CARAFATE sucralfate
CARDIZEM diltiazem
CARDIZEM CD diltiazem ext-rel
CARDIZEM LA diltiazem 24hr ext-rel
CARDURA doxazosin
CATAFLAM diclofenac potassium
CATAPRES clonidine
CEFTIN cefuroxime axetil
CELLCEPT mycophenolate mofetil
CILOXAN ciprofloxacin
CIPRO ciprofloxacin tabs
CLARITIN loratadine (available OTC without a prescription)
CLEOCIN clindamycin
CLEOCIN T clindamycin gel / lotion / solution
CLEOCIN Vaginal Cream clindamycin cream
CLIMARA estradiol transdermal
CLINORIL sulindac
CLOMID clomiphene
CLOZARIL clozapine
COLAZAL balsalazide
COLESTID colestipol
CONDYLOX podofilox
COPEGUS ribavirin tabs
CORDARONE amiodarone
COREG carvedilol
CORGARD nadolol
CORTEF hydrocortisone
CORZIDE nadolol / bendroflumethiazide
COSOPT timolol maleate / dorzolamide hcl
COUMADIN warfarin
COZAAR losartan
CUTIVATE fluticasone propionate crm 0.05%, oint 0.005%
CYCLOGYL cyclopentolate
CYTOMEL liothyronine
CYTOTEC misoprostol
CYTOVENE ganciclovir
Drug Brand Name - (D )Generic Equivalent
DANTRIUM dantrolene
DAYPRO oxaprozin
DDAVP desmopressin inj / nasal / tabs
DEMADEX torsemide
DEMEROL meperidine
DEPAKENE valproic acid
DEPAKOTE divalproex sodium delayed-rel
DEPAKOTE ER divalproex sodium ext-rel
DEPAKOTE SPRINKLES divalproex sodium coated particles
DEPO-PROVERA medroxyprogesterone acetate 150 mg / mL
DESOGEN Apri, Reclipsen, Solia (0.15 / 30 desogestrel / EE)
DESOWEN desonide cream / lotion / oint 0.05%
DEXEDRINE dextroamphetamine
DEXEDRINE SPANSULE dextroamphetamine ext-rel
D.H.E. 45 dihydroergotamine mesylate
DIABETA glyburide
DIAMOX SEQUELS acetazolamide ext-rel
DIFFERIN adapalene
DIFLUCAN fluconazole
DILACOR XR diltiazem ext-rel
DILANTIN phenytoin sodium extended
DILAUDID hydromorphone
DIPROLENE AF betamethasone dipropionate crm 0.05%
DIPROLENE gel / lotion / oint betamethasone diproprionate augmented gel / lotion / oint 0.05%
DITROPAN XL oxybutynin ext-rel
DONNATAL atropine / hyoscyamine / scopolamine / phenobarbital
DRISDOL ergocalciferol (D2)
DUONEB ipratropium / albuterol solution
DURAGESIC fentanyl transdermal
DYAZIDE triamterene / hydrochlorothiazide 37.5 / 25 caps
Drug Brand Name - (E)Generic Equivalent
EC-NAPROSYN naproxen delayed-rel
EFFEXOR XR venlafaxine ext-rel caps
EFUDEX fluorouracil solution
ELDEPRYL selegiline caps
ELDOPAQUE FORTE Melpaque HP (hydroquinone)
ELOCON mometasone furoate crm / oint 0.1%
EMLA lidocaine / prilocaine
ESGIC butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine
ESGIC-PLUS butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine
ESTRACE estradiol
ESTROSTEP FE Tri-Legest FE, Tilia FE, norethindrone acetate / EE / iron
EXELON rivastigmine
Drug Brand Name - (F)Generic Equivalent
FAMVIR famciclovir
FELDENE piroxicam
FIORICET butalbital / acetaminophen / caffeine
FIORINAL butalbital / aspirin / caffeine
FLAGYL metronidazole
FLAGYL 375 metronidazole 375 mg
FLAGYL ER metronidazole ext-rel
FLAREX fluorometholone
FLEXERIL cyclobenzaprine
FLOMAX tamsulosin
FLONASE fluticasone
FLUMADINE rimantadine
FML fluorometholone
FOCALIN dexmethylphenidate
FOLTX folic acid / vitamin B6 / vitamin B12
FOSAMAX alendronate
Drug Brand Name - (G)Generic Equivalent
GLUCOPHAGE metformin
GLUCOPHAGE XR metformin ext-rel
GLUCOTROL glipizide
GLUCOVANCE glyburide / metformin
GLYNASE glyburide micronized
Drug Brand Name - (H)Generic Equivalent
HALCION triazolam
HYDREA hydroxyurea
HYZAAR losartan / hydrochlorothiazide
Drug Brand Name - (I)Generic Equivalent
IMDUR isosorbide mononitrate ext-rel
IMITREX sumatriptan succinate
IMURAN azathioprine
INDERAL LA propranolol ext-rel
INSPRA eplerenone
ISOPTIN SR verapamil ext-rel
ISORDIL isosorbide dinitrate, oral
Drug Brand Name - (K)Generic Equivalent
KEFLEX cephalexin
KEPPRA levetiracetam
KERLONE betaxolol
KLARON sulfacetamide
KLONOPIN clonazepam
K-LOR 20 potassium chloride 20 mEq
K-TAB potassium chloride ext-rel tabs 10 mEq
KYTRIL granisetron
Drug Brand Name - (L)Generic Equivalent
LAC-HYDRIN ammonium lactate 12%
LAMICTAL lamotrigine
LAMISIL terbinafine tabs
LANOXIN digoxin
LASIX furosemide
LEVBID hyoscyamine sulfate ext-rel
LEVSIN hyoscyamine sulfate
LITHOBID lithium carbonate ext-rel
LO / OVRAL Cryselle, Low-Ogestrel (0.3 / 30 norgestrel / EE)
LOCOID hydrocortisone butyrate
LOESTRIN 1 / 20 Junel, Microgestin 1 / 20 (norethindrone acetate / EE)
LOESTRIN 1.5 / 30 Junel, Microgestin 1.5 / 30 (norethindrone acetate / EE)
LOESTRIN FE 1 / 20 Junel FE, Microgestin FE 1 / 20 (norethindrone acetate / EE / iron)
LOESTRIN FE 1.5 / 30 Junel FE, Microgestin FE 1.5 / 30 (norethindrone acetate / EE / iron)
LOMOTIL diphenoxylate / atropine
LOPID gemfibrozil
LOPRESSOR metoprolol tartrate
LOPROX ciclopirox
LORCET hydrocodone / acetaminophen
LORTAB hydrocodone / acetaminophen
LOTENSIN benazepril
LOTENSIN HCT benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide
LOTREL amlodipine / benazepril
LOXITANE loxapine
LURIDE fluoride drops
LURIDE LOZI-TABS fluoride tablets
LUSTRA Melquin HP, hydroquinone
Drug Brand Name - (M)Generic Equivalent
MACROBID nitrofurantoin ext-rel
MACRODANTIN nitrofurantoin macrocrystals
MAVIK trandolapril
MAXIDONE hydrocodone / acetaminophen
MAXITROL neomycin / polymyxin B / dexamethasone
MAXZIDE triamterene / hydrochlorothiazide 75 / 50
MAXZIDE-25 triamterene / hydrochlorothiazide 37.5 / 25 tabs
MEDROL methylprednisolone
MEGACE megestrol acetate
MESTINON pyridostigmine
METADATE ER methylphenidate ext-rel
METAGLIP glipizide / metformin
METROCREAM metronidazole crm 0.75%
METROLOTION metronidazole lotion 0.75%
METROGEL-VAGINAL metronidazole
MEVACOR lovastatin
MIACALCIN nasal spray calcitonin-salmon nasal spray
MIDRIN acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone / isometheptene
MINIPRESS prazosin
MINOCIN minocycline
MIRALAX polyethylene glycol 3350
MIRAPEX pramipexole
MIRCETTE Azurette, Kariva (desogestrel / EE)
MOBIC meloxicam
MODICON Necon 0.5 / 35 (norethindrone / EE), Nortrel 0.5 / 35
MONODOX doxycycline monohydrate
MOTRIN ibuprofen
MS CONTIN morphine ext-rel
MYAMBUTOL ethambutol
MYCELEX clotrimazole troches
MYSOLINE primidone
Drug Brand Name - (N)Generic Equivalent
NAPROSYN naproxen
NAVANE thiothixene
NEO-SYNEPHRINE phenylephrine
NEORAL cyclosporine (modified)
NEOSPORIN neomycin / polymyxin B / gramicidin
NEURONTIN gabapentin
NIMOTOP nimodipine
NIRAVAM alprazolam soluble tab
NITRO-DUR nitroglycerin transdermal
NIZORAL SHAMPOO ketoconazole shampoo 2%
NORDETTE Levora, Portia (0.15 / 30 levonorgestrel / EE)
NORINYL 1+35 Necon 1 / 35, Nortrel 1 / 35 (norethindrone / EE)
NORINYL 1+50 Necon 1 / 50 (norethindrone / ME)
NORPACE disopyramide
NORPRAMIN desipramine
NOR-QD Camila, Nora-BE
NORVASC amlodipine
NULYTELY peg 3350 / sodium bicarbonate / sodium chloride / potassium chloride
Drug Brand Name - (O)Generic Equivalent
OCUFLOX ofloxacin
OLUX clobetasol propionate foam 0.05%
OPANA oxymorphone
OPTIPRANOLOL metipranolol
ORAPRED prednisolone sodium phosphate
ORTHO-CEPT Apri, Reclipsen, Solia (0.15 / 30 desogestrel / EE)
ORTHO-CYCLEN Mononessa, Previfem, Sprintec (0.25 / 35 norgestimate / EE)
ORTHO MICRONOR Errin, Jolivette
ORTHO-NOVUM 1 / 35 Necon 1 / 35, Nortrel 1 / 35 (norethindrone / EE)
ORTHO-NOVUM 7 / 7 / 7 Necon 7 / 7 / 7, Nortrel 7 / 7 / 7
ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN Trinessa, Tri-Previfem, Tri-Sprintec
OVCON 35 Balziva, Zenchent
OVIDE malathion
OXANDRIN oxandrolone
Drug Brand Name - (P)Generic Equivalent
PACERONE amiodarone
PAMELOR nortriptyline
PAMINE scopolamine methylbromide
PAMINE FORTE scopolamine methylbromide
PARAFON FORTE DSC chlorzoxazone
PARCOPA carbidopa / levodopa orally disintegrating tabs
PARLODEL bromocriptine
PARNATE tranylcypromine
PAXIL paroxetine hcl
PAXIL CR paroxetine hcl controlled rel
PEDIAPRED prednisolone sodium phosphate
PEPCID famotidine
PERCOCET oxycodone / acetaminophen
PERCODAN oxycodone / aspirin
PERIDEX chlorhexidine gluconate
PERIOSTAT doxycycline hyclate
PERSANTINE dipyridamole
PHOSLO calcium acetate
PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine
PLEXION sulfacetamide / sulfur
POLYTRIM polymyxin B / trimethoprim
PONSTEL mefenamic acid
PRAVACHOL pravastatin
PRED FORTE prednisolone acetate 1%
PRELONE prednisolone syrup
PREVACID lansoprazole delayed-rel
PREVACID SOLUTABS lansoprazole soluble tabs
PRILOSEC omeprazole delayed-rel
PRINIVIL lisinopril
PRINZIDE lisinopril / hydrochlorothiazide
PROCARDIA XL nifedipine ext-rel
PROCTOCORT hydrocortisone supp, rectal
PROCTOCREAM-HC 2.5% hydrocortisone cream 2.5%
PROSCAR finasteride
PROSOM estazolam
PROTONIX pantoprazole delayed-rel
PROVERA medroxyprogesterone acetate
PROZAC fluoxetine
PROZAC WEEKLY fluoxetine delayed-rel
PULMICORT RESPULES budesonide nebulizer susp
PYRIDIUM phenazopyridine
Drug Brand Name - (Q)Generic Equivalent
QUESTRAN / QUESTRAN LIGHT cholestyramine cans / pkt
Drug Brand Name - (R)Generic Equivalent
RAZADYNE galantamine
RAZADYNE ER galantamine ext-rel
REBETOL ribavirin caps
REGLAN metoclopramide
REMERON mirtazapine
REMERON SOLTAB mirtazapine orally disintegrating tabs
REQUIP ropinirole hcl
RESTORIL temazepam
RETIN-A tretinoin
RETROVIR zidovudine syrup, tabs
REVIA naltrexone
RIFADIN rifampin
RISPERDAL risperidone
RISPERDAL M-TAB risperidone soluble tab
RITALIN methylphenidate
RITALIN-SR methylphenidate ext-rel 20 mg
ROBAXIN methocarbamol
ROCALTROL calcitriol (1,25-D3)
ROWASA mesalamine rectal supp
ROXICODONE oxycodone
RYTHMOL propafenone
RYTHMOL SR propafenone ext-rel
Drug Brand Name - (S)Generic Equivalent
SALAGEN pilocarpine
SANCTURA trospium
SEASONALE Jolessa, Quasense
SECTRAL acebutolol
SELSUN selenium sulf shampoo 2.5%
SEPTRA sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim
SEPTRA DS sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim
SILVADENE silver sulfadiazine
SINEMET carbidopa / levodopa
SINEMET CR carbidopa / levodopa ext-rel
SKELAXIN metaxalone
SOMA carisoprodol
SONATA zaleplon
SPORANOX itraconazole
STARLIX nateglinide
SULAR nisoldipine ext-rel
SYNTHROID levothyroxine
Drug Brand Name - (T)Generic Equivalent
TAMBOCOR flecainide
TAPAZOLE methimazole
TARKA trandolapril / verapamil ext-rel
TEGRETOL carbamazepine
TEGRETOL XR carbamazepine ext-rel
TEMOVATE clobetasol propionate crm / oint / gel / lotion 0.05%
TENEX guanfacine
TENORETIC atenolol / chlorthalidone
TENORMIN atenolol
TENUATE diethylpropion
TERAZOL 3 terconazole 0.8% crm / supp
TERAZOL 7 terconazole 0.4% crm
TESSALON benzonatate
TIGAN caps trimethobenzamide caps
TIMOPTIC timolol maleate
TIMOPTIC OCUDOSE timolol maleate
TIMOPTIC-XE timolol maleate gel
TOBRADEX tobramycin / dexamethasone
TOBREX tobramycin
TOFRANIL imipramine hcl
TOFRANIL PM imipramine pamoate
TOLECTIN tolmetin sodium
TOPAMAX topiramate
TOPICORT desoximetasone crm / oint 0.25% / gel 0.05%
TOPROL-XL metoprolol succinate ext-rel
TRANXENE T-TAB clorazepate
TRIAZ benzoyl peroxide lot, Oscion
TRILEPTAL oxcarbazepine
TRI-NORINYL Aranelle, Leena (norethindrone / EE)
TRUSOPT dorzolamide hcl
TUSSIONEX hydrocodone polistirex / chlorpheniramine polistirex ext-rel susp
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE codeine / acetaminophen
TYLOX oxycodone / acetaminophen
Drug Brand Name - (U)Generic Equivalent
ULTRAM tramadol
ULTRAVATE halobetasol
UNIRETIC moexipril / hydrochlorothiazide
UNIVASC moexipril
URSO ursodiol
Drug Brand Name - (V)Generic Equivalent
VALIUM diazepam
VALTREX valacyclovir
VASERETIC enalapril / hydrochlorothiazide
VASOTEC enalapril
VENLAFAXINE ER venlafaxine ext-rel tabs
VERELAN PM verapamil ext-rel
VIBRAMYCIN doxycycline hyclate
VICODIN hydrocodone / acetaminophen
VICODIN ES hydrocodone / acetaminophen
VICOPROFEN hydrocodone / ibuprofen
VIDEX EC didanosine delayed-rel
VIROPTIC trifluridine
VISTARIL hydroxyzine pamoate
VIVACTIL protriptyline
VOLTAREN OPHTHALMIC diclofenac sodium ophthalmic
VOLTAREN-XR diclofenac sodium ext-rel
VOSPIRE ER albuterol ext-rel
Drug Brand Name - (W)Generic Equivalent
WELLBUTRIN bupropion
WELLBUTRIN SR bupropion ext-rel
WELLBUTRIN XL bupropion ext-rel
WESTCORT hydrocortisone valerate crm / oint 0.2%
Drug Brand Name - (X)Generic Equivalent
XANAX alprazolam
XANAX XR alprazolam ext-rel
XYZAL levocetirizine
Drug Brand Name - (Y)Generic Equivalent
YASMIN Ocella (drospirenone / EE)
YAZ Gianvi (EE / drospirenone)
Drug Brand Name - (Z)Generic Equivalent
ZANAFLEX tizanidine
ZANTAC ranitidine
ZARONTIN ethosuximide
ZAROXOLYN metolazone
ZEGERID omeprazole / sodium bicarbonate
ZERIT stavudine
ZESTORETIC lisinopril / hydrochlorothiazide
ZESTRIL lisinopril
ZIAC bisoprolol / hydrochlorothiazide
ZITHROMAX azithromycin
ZOCOR simvastatin
ZOFRAN ondansetron
ZOLOFT sertraline
ZONEGRAN zonisamide
ZOVIRAX acyclovir
ZYBAN bupropion ext-rel
ZYLOPRIM allopurinol
ZYRTEC cetirizine (OTC)

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