Generic Rowasa

Generic Rowasa, which is sold under the name Mesalamine rectal suspension, is manufactured by Prasco Laboratories, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Clay Park Labs. All generic Rowasa products have been given an "AB" rating by the FDA, which means the drugs are equivalent to the brand-name version.

An Overview of Generic Rowasa

Rowasa® (mesalamine) is a prescription medication that is used to treat ulcerative colitis that affects the rectum and the last part of the colon (known as ulcerative proctitis or ulcerative proctosigmoiditis). Rowasa is a liquid form of mesalamine that is used as an enema. At one time, Rowasa suppositories were available, but they are no longer being made.
Rowasa is manufactured by Alaven Pharmaceuticals. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.

Who Makes Generic Rowasa?

Generic Rowasa is sold under the name Mesalamine rectal suspension and is made by the following companies:
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Clay Park Labs (a division of Perrigo Pharmaceuticals)
  • Prasco Laboratories.

Is Generic Mesalamine as Good as Rowasa?

All generic medications must have 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 Rowasa versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Rowasa.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. These inactive ingredients might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

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