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Generic Anafranil is currently available in three strengths: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 75 mg capsules. The FDA has assigned generic Anafranil 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 or sensitivities.

Generic Anafranil: An Overview

Anafranil® (clomipramine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It belongs to a class of medicines known as tricyclic antidepressants.
Brand-name Anafranil is manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.

Strengths of Generic Anafranil

Generic Anafranil capsules are available in the following strengths:
  • Clomipramine 25 mg capsules
  • Clomipramine 50 mg capsules
  • Clomipramine 75 mg capsules.

Who Makes Generic Anafranil?

Generic Anafranil is made by several manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers include:
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
  • Taro Pharmaceuticals.
You can talk to your pharmacist for more information about other companies that make a generic Anafranil.

Is Generic Clomipramine as Good as Anafranil?

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 each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic clomipramine versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Anafranil.
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.
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