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Generic Ovcon

Are the Generics as Good as Ovcon 35?

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 each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. Balziva, Briellyn, and Zenchent have "AB" ratings, meaning they should be equivalent to Ovcon.
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. The packaging of generic birth control pills may also be different from the packaging of the name-brand products.

What About Generic Ovcon 50?

The patents for Ovcon 50 have expired, and generic companies could make generic versions of Ovcon 50 if they wanted to do so. However, as a high-dose birth control pill, Ovcon is not prescribed frequently, and the market for Ovcon 50 is quite small. This is probably why no generic manufacturers have chosen to make a generic version of Ovcon 50.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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