Anxiety Home > Generic Limbitrol
Generic Limbitrol, which is called chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline, is currently available in two strengths: 5 mg/12.5 mg and 10 mg/25 mg. The generic versions are considered equivalent to the brand-name version. However, it is important to keep in mind that generic Limbitrol can have different inactive ingredients (which may be a concern for people who are allergic to certain fillers or dyes).
Limbitrol® (chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline) is a prescription medication that is used to treat depression associated with anxiety. It contains two different medications: chlordiazepoxide (Librium®) and amitriptyline (Elavil®).
Limbitrol is currently made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. However, all the patents for the drug have expired, and generic Limbitrol is available.
Generic Limbitrol tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline 5 mg/12.5 mg tablets (containing 5 mg of chlordiazepoxide and 12.5 mg of amitriptyline)
- Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline 10 mg/25 mg tablets (containing 10 mg of chlordiazepoxide and 25 mg of amitriptyline).
Generic Limbitrol is made by the following companies:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Par Pharmaceuticals.
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 chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline combination medications currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they are considered equivalent to Limbitrol.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which could cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.