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You can find generic Kapvay (clonidine ER) in a 0.1-mg strength. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic version of the drug, which means that it is considered equivalent to brand-name Kapvay. However, it may have different inactive ingredients.

Can I Buy Generic Kapvay?

Kapvay™ (clonidine ER) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It belongs to a group of medications known as alpha-2 agonists.
Brand-name Kapvay is made by Shionogi Pharma, Inc. However, the drug is also available in generic form.

Generic Kapvay Availability

Generic Kapvay is available in one strength: Clonidine 0.1 mg extended-release tablets. It is made by Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Is Generic Clonidine ER as Good as Kapvay?

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 "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. The clonidine ER versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Kapvay.
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. 
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