Treximet Generic

Treximet Generic Overview

Sumatriptan/naproxen sodium is the generic name for Treximet. That means that the brand name from the first manufacturer of sumatriptan/naproxen sodium was Treximet and it was made and marketed by GlaxoSmithKline. Each branded prescription drug also has a generic name, which you will often see in parentheses following the brand name.

When the patent exclusivity for a brand name product expires, often times multiple generic manufacturers seek approval from the FDA to manufacture and sell generic versions of the branded drug. When a drug like Treximet becomes generic it is typical for the generic products to be priced much lower than the branded product. As such, most insurance plans offer lower patient co-pays for generic drugs, like Treximet, than they do for branded drugs.

Even though a prescription drug has a generic name, this does not always mean it is available in a generic form at the pharmacy. Often prescription medicines are referred to either by their brand name (only one manufacturer holds the exclusive right to make and market the product using the brand name) like Treximet or by the generic name in this case, sumatriptan/naproxen sodium.

Is Treximet available as a generic?

No. Currently there is no generic version of Treximet available for sale because the medication is protected by a patent. The patent will expire in 2017 at which time generic versions of Treximet might become available. Once Treximet goes off patent, there may be a number of manufacturers who wish to supply generic versions of Treximet.

Currently available formulation of Treximet:

  • Treximet tablets; (119 mg sumatriptan succinate equivalent to 85 mg of sumatriptan and 500 mg of naproxen sodium)

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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