Generic Phentermine

Generic phentermine pills are identical, or bioequivalent to brand name phentermine pills.

Dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use are all the same as the branded versions of phentermine.

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant and the full name of the active substance in all phentermine pills is Phentermine Hydrochloride.

What do generic phentermine pills look like?

Imprint E5000
Strength: 30mg phentermine
Blue and clear Capsule
Manufacturer: Sandoz (formerly Eon Labs)

Imprint E5882
Strength: 15mg phentermine
Grey and yellow Capsule
Manufacturer: Sandoz (formerly Eon Labs)

Imprint E647
Strength:30mg phentermine
Yellow Capsule
Manufacturer: Sandoz (formerly Eon Labs)

What are Generic Drugs?

When drugs are launched they are released under a patent protection which restricts other pharmaceutical companies from manufacturing and selling the medication until after the patent has expired. This is to protect the investment that the pharmaceutical company initially made in research and development before the drug was launched. Once the patent has expired other companies may apply to produce their own versions of the drug. Unbranded "copies" are known as generics.

What is the difference between Generic Phentermine and Branded Phentermine?

The active ingredients in generic phentermine pills are chemically identical to the branded alternatives. Medications are partly made up of inactive ingredients which help formulate the active ingredient (phentermine) into a tablet or capsule. Different manufacturers may employ different inactive ingredients and this is why phentermine pills vary in shape and appearance. Inactive ingredients may also have an effect on factors such as how quickly the drug is absorbed into your body.

Who manufacturers generic phentermine?

The form of generic phentermine pills pictured above are manufactured by Sandoz. Sandoz is one of the largest manufacturers of generic medications in the United States. It is the generic arm of Novartis, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.