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Mexiletine Brand Name

Mexiletine (Mexitil®) is a medicine prescribed in the treatment of certain irregular heart rhythms called ventricular arrhythmias. It comes in the form of capsules that are taken every 8 or 12 hours.
 
Brand-name mexiletine (sold under the name Mexitil) was originally made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. However, Boehringer Ingelheim stopped making the medication. Currently, it is only available in generic form.
 
Generic mexiletine capsules are made by Teva Pharmaceuticals and come in the following strengths:
 
  • Mexiletine 150 mg
  • Mexiletine 200 mg
  • Mexiletine 250 mg.
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that they are equivalent to the brand-name medication. However, the generic products may contain different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication, which may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
 
(Click Generic Mexitil for more information on this topic, including details on how the FDA has determined the generics are as good as the brand-name medication.)
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