It is now possible to buy Eloxatin (oxaliplatin) in generic form. The generic versions come in two strengths and are made by Sandoz and other manufacturers. All of the generic forms of Eloxatin have been assigned an "AP" rating by the FDA. This means they are considered equivalent to the brand-name version; however, they are allowed to contain different inactive ingredients.
Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) is a prescription chemotherapy medication used to treat advanced colorectal cancer and stage III colon cancer. It is considered a platinum-based anticancer medicine.
Brand-name Eloxatin is manufactured by sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC. It is also manufactured by Ben Venue Laboratories for sanofi-aventis. However, the drug is also available in generic form.
- Oxaliplatin 50 mg per 10 mL
- Oxaliplatin 100 mg per 20 mL.
Generic Eloxatin is made by several companies, such as:
- Hospira, Inc.
- Teva Parenteral
- Fresenius Kabi.
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 a rating to each one.
An "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Eloxatin currently available have an "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Eloxatin.
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.