The patent for Restoril has expired, and it is currently available in generic form. Generic Restoril is made by several companies, including Actavis Elizabeth and Mylan Pharmaceuticals. As with the brand-name version, the drug is typically used to treat insomnia.
Generic Restoril: An OverviewRestoril® (temazepam) is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. It is part of a group of medications known as benzodiazepines.
Restoril is made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Group. However, the patent has since expired and generic Restoril is now available.
- Temazepam 7.5 mg
- Temazepam 15 mg
- Temazepam 22.5 mg
- Temazepam 30 mg.
- Actavis Elizabeth
- Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Is Generic Temazepam as Good as Restoril?Many people wonder whether generic temazepam is as good as brand-name Restoril. 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 generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the versions of generic temazepam currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Restoril.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.