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Generic Novantrone

Because brand-name Novantrone (mitoxantrone) is no longer manufactured, this medication is only available as a generic product. Generic Novantrone comes in one strength (2 mg per mL) and is made by several companies, including Hospira, Teva Parenteral, and APP Pharmaceutical. These products have been shown to be equivalent to the brand-name version.


Can I Buy Generic Novantrone?

Novantrone® (mitoxantrone) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is also used to treat people with certain types of leukemia and men with hormone-refractory prostate cancer.
Brand-name Novantrone was made by EMD Serono. However, the company stopped making the medicine, and it is no longer available. Currently, Novantrone is only available in generic form.

Available Strengths

Generic Novantrone is available in one strength and form: Mitoxantrone 2 mg per mL. It comes in 10-mL, 12.5-mL, and 15-mL vials. 

Who Makes Generic Novantrone?

Generic Novantrone is made by a few different companies, including:
  • APP Pharmaceutical
  • Hospira
  • Teva Parenteral.

Is Generic Mitoxantrone as Good as Novantrone?

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 "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic injection medication is equivalent to a brand-name injection medication. All of the generic Novantrone versions currently available have an "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
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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