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There are currently three generic versions of clomiphene available, including Serophene, Milophene, and clomiphene citrate. These generic clomiphene products have all been given an "AB" rating by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning that while they may have different inactive ingredients than brand-name clomiphene, they are still equivalent to the brand-name version of the drug.

Generic Clomiphene: An Overview

Clomiphene (Clomid®) is a prescription medication that has been licensed as an infertility treatment for women.
 
Clomiphene was first manufactured by sanofi-aventis. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic. Generic clomiphene is sold under the following names:
 

Who Makes Generic Clomiphene?

Generic clomiphene citrate is made by Par Pharmaceutical. Milophene is made by Milex Products, Inc., and Serophene is made by Serono, Inc.
 

Is Generic Clomiphene as Good as Brand-Name Clomiphene?

All generic medications must have 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 each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic clomiphene versions that are currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to brand-name clomiphene.
 
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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