Since all of the patents have expired, generic Eskalith is now available. In fact, only generic versions of the drug are available because the brand-name medication is no longer produced. It is available in two strengths: 300-mg capsules, and 450-mg extended-release tablets. Apotex, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Roxane Laboratories are among the companies that manufacture generic Eskalith.
An Overview of Generic EskalithEskalith® (lithium carbonate) is a prescription medication approved to treat bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression). It comes in two forms: regular Eskalith capsules and extended-release Eskalith CR® tablets.
Eskalith and Eskalith CR were originally made by GlaxoSmithKline. However, GlaxoSmithKline has stopped making these products. Fortunately, the patents for these products have expired, and generic versions of Eskalith and Eskalith CR are available.
Who Makes Generic Eskalith?Generic Eskalith and Eskalith CR are made by the following manufacturers:
- Major Pharmaceuticals
- Roxane Laboratories
- UDL Laboratories
- West Ward Pharmaceuticals.
- Lithium carbonate 300 mg capsules (equivalent to Eskalith)
- Lithium carbonate 450 mg extended-release tablets (equivalent to Eskalith CR).
Because there are other brand-name versions of lithium, there are several other strengths and forms of generic lithium products that are not equivalent to Eskalith or Eskalith CR.