You can buy Mefoxin (cefoxitin) in generic form. However, the generic version is only available as a dry powder that is combined with liquid to make the intravenous solution; the premixed frozen Mefoxin is not available in generic form. The generic versions of Mefoxin have been shown to be equivalent to the brand-name version, although they may have different inactive ingredients.
Can I Buy Generic Mefoxin?Mefoxin® (cefoxitin) is a prescription antibiotic medication. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic that is given intravenously (by IV) to treat a variety of different infections and to prevent surgical infections.
Brand-name Mefoxin is made by Baxter Healthcare Corporation for Bioniche Pharma USA, LLC. The patents for Mefoxin have expired, and the medication is now available in generic form.
- Cefoxitin 1 gram for injection (a dry powder that is combined with liquid to make the IV solution)
- Cefoxitin 2 gram for injection (a dry powder that is combined with liquid to make the IV solution).
Premixed frozen Mefoxin is not available in generic form.
- Apotex, Corp.
- APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC
- B. Braun Medical, Inc.
- Sagent Pharmaceuticals
- West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Is Generic Cefoxitin as Good as Mefoxin?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 each generic a rating.
An "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of cefoxitin currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Mefoxin.
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.