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BuSpar, a medication commonly used to treat anxiety, is available in both brand-name and generic forms. Generic BuSpar, which is sold under the name buspirone, comes in four different strengths, including 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg tablets. Several companies currently produce generic BuSpar products, including Watson Pharmaceuticals, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, and Ethex Corporation.

Generic BuSpar: An Overview

BuSpar® (buspirone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat anxiety.  It is unrelated to any other anxiety medications.
BuSpar is currently made by Bristol-Myers Squibb. However, all the patents for the drug have expired, and generic BuSpar is now available.

Strengths of Generic BuSpar

Generic BuSpar tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Buspirone 5 mg
  • Buspirone 10 mg
  • Buspirone 15 mg
  • Buspirone 30 mg.

Who Makes Generic BuSpar?

Generic BuSpar is made by the following companies:
  • Actavis Towata
  • Ethex Corporation
  • Ivax Pharmaceuticals
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Par Pharmaceutical
  • Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • UDL Laboratories
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals.

Is Generic Buspirone as Good as BuSpar?

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 generic versions 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 medication. All of the generic buspirone versions that are currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they are considered equivalent to BuSpar.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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