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Generic Viagra Manufacturers: Companies that Produce Sildenafil Drugs

Viagra is one of the most known pills in the world. However, its branded version, to put it bluntly, is not cheap. Fortunately, there is a widely accepted scheme according to which, when a patent for an original medication expires, other pharmaceutical companies (which are eligible to do this) acquire the right to manufacture an unpatented drug (generic). After appearance of generic products, original Viagra sales didn’t nosedive but remarkably decreased. Such a situation even forced Pfizer to announce the launch of its own generic product line. However, other drugmakers managed to earn fame, so now their drugs are very popular.

Well, do you want to know exactly which companies produce generics of Viagra? Then this article is for you.

Indian Drugmakers that Produce Sildenafil Generics

India is the biggest generic supplier in the world. Many companies producing generics of different kinds are based in Indian jurisdiction (examples are Cipla and Dr. Reddy’s). Such a position of India is associated with favorable conditions for pharmaceutical companies’ operating, relatively low salaries for workers, and some inapproachability with regard to patents’ action and lawsuits of genuine products’ manufacturers. Indian medicines are often sold over-the-counter.

Read our article: Over-the-Counter Viagra.

Ajanta Pharma

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Ajanta Pharma is a specialized pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, production and marketing of high-quality medicines in both the Indian and international markets. This company was founded in 1973 with headquarters in Mumbai-India. Thus, this company has extensive experience (over 40 years) in manufacturing medicines. Ajanta consistently provides high quality affordable medicines for patients in different parts of the world. Recently, it has focused its production on exports and on the final Western consumer, in particular, tablets of this manufacturer are widely advertised in Europe (although they are not approved in all countries).

Ajanta Pharma is probably the most known producer of generic sildenafil, as this company produces Kamagra, Kamagra Jelly, and Kamagra Super. Let’s take a brief look at these preparations:

  • Kamagra is an ordinary sildenafil. Unlike genuine Viagra (the so-called “blue diamond”), this drug has turquois color. The most popular dosage is 100mg, but 50mg is also sold.
  • Kamagra Jelly. This is a unique remedy which is marketed in a gel form contained in sachets. It features various flavors such as banana, mint, strawberry, pineapple, orange, chocolate, cream, mango, rose and a few others.
  • Kamagra Super. This is a combination of sildenafil (an anti-ED agent) and dapoxetine, a substance which helps to handle premature ejaculation.

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Sun Pharma was incorporated back in 1983. Initially it sold psychiatric products (five medications). In 1994 it launched IPO (Initial Public Offering). After parabolic growth, it expanded the network of drugs’ sale across more than 20 counties. Regarding innovative activity of the company it’s worth mentioning that it introduced gastroenterology products in India (in 1989).

This company produces, in particular, Caverta medication. It is interesting that earlier Caverta was produced by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, but on 25th March 2015 Sun Pharma completed the acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories, so nowadays Ranbaxy actually doesn’t exist as a separate firm being an integral part of Sun.

In addition, according to the information on the company’s official website, it offers sildenafil in different dosages under the name RAN SILDENAFIL.

Centurion Laboratories

Centurion Laboratories is one of the largest generic manufacturing plants located in India. Centurion Laboratory produces more than 100 types of generics, from simple drugs, sedatives, drugs for the treatment of erectile dysfunction to serious anti-hepatitis, anti-tuberculosis, and anti-cancer drugs. Centurion Laboratories Pvt. was founded in 1998 in the city of Guyarat. In 2017, the company’s turnover amounted to more than $5 billion.

Centurion Labs produces several names of Viagra generics, in particular, Eregra and Cenforce. In addition to generic sildenafil, the company also manufactures generics of other PDE5 inhibitors, as well as drugs for the treatment of premature ejaculation, and natural remedies for the treatment of impotence.

Ranbaxy

Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited is the largest pharmaceutical corporation in India, a multinational manufacturer of a wide assortment of medicines.

Ranbaxy was established in 1961. In 2008, it entered into an alliance with one of the biggest Japanese innovative businesses, Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd. As a result of this merger, the major player in the market of innovative and generic drugs emerged. The combined company today is among the 20 largest pharma behemoths in the world. In particular, it produces supplements (for example, iron-containing ones), antibacterial drugs, drugs for treating hypertension, medicines for men’s health, and many others.

The most known generic drug manufactured by Ranbaxy is Caverta.

Cipla

Cipla Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Its production facilities are located in Belgium, Surrey in the EU, Miami, Florida in the United States, as well as in other countries. The company specializes in the production of drugs for respiratory, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and other conditions. It was founded by the Indian nationalist and scholar Khwaja Abdul Hamied back in 1935 in Mumbai. The products of this Indian corporation are approved by the American FDA.

Sipla produces a medication which is called Silagra. Another less-known generic is Assurans (in a tableted form).

Other Manufacturers

There are also other Indian companies less preeminent than the abovementioned ones. These are FDC (Zerect tabs), Medley (Vigreks tab), Bestochem (Rocky-50), Human Pharmacia (Sex-Gra), Dr. Reddy’s Lab (Rezum), Dynamic (Ratigra), Protec (Progra), Zydus Alidac (Penegra), Kopran (Nyte tab), Unichem (Erix), Torrent (Androz), IND-SWIFT (Adams Delite), and a bunch of others.

Canadian Companies Manufacturing Generic Viagra

Canada is considered a world leader by a quantity of online pharmacies which are based in this country. But in fact, in this country there are no many manufacturers producing Viagra generics comparing, for instance, with India.

Teva

Teva is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of generic drugs, which is among the 15 largest international pharmaceutical manufacturers. In addition to a wide selection of high-quality generics in such areas as cardiology, pulmonology, oncology, neurology and urology, the company also produces its own innovative medical products.

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Teva is a company originating from Israel (its earliest predecessor was Jerusalem-based “Salomon, Levin, and Elstein Ltd.”). But it has multiple affiliated firms in different companies of the world, in particular, in Canada. Sildenafil Teva is a recognizable drug among many patients.

Pharmaris Canada

Pharmaris Canada is a young company, whose activity began in Peru in 2009 with subsequent expanding to other countries (Peru, Chile, Canada, and others). The Canadian branch is based in British Columbia.

Pharmaris Canada manufactures PRZ-Sildenafil medication.

It should also be noted that Mylan, a widely known pharma company, has launched sales of generic Viagra in 11 countries. But Canadian facilities of this corporation most probably don’t produce this medication, and it is not offered by Canada-based drugstores.

Mexican Drugmaking Companies

According to statistics, the United Mexican States is one of the largest markets for erectile dysfunction products (both pharmaceuticals and herbal products).

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In addition, Mexico is famous for its producers of anabolic steroids, which are (although in Mexican pharmacies some anabolics may be bought without a prescription). Keep in mind that some of medications sold in this country may be counterfeited, this applies not only to anabolically active drugs but also to other kinds of meds, including Viagra.

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Besides semi-legal and underground manufacturers, Mexico is a base for many giant pharmaceutical corporations which have opened affiliate companies there. For instance, these are local branches of Schering Plough, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, AztraZeneca, and GlaxoSmithKline.

In Mexico, there is also a branch of Pfizer company. It is interesting, that in 2011 Pfizer launched a special version of Viagra in Mexico. This was Viagra Jet (“Tabletas Masticables”), a chewable medication for males who didn’t like swallowing pills or capsules (but it is not known whether this version is sold nowadays). However, males may simply choose Kamagra Jelly.

Which Dosages Are Offered by Generic Viagra Manufacturers?

Of course, generic drugmakers offer classic dosages of Viagra, that is 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. However, other variations are also possible. Sometimes you can find enhanced doses, like 150mg and 200mg. Some males can take advantages from increased quantity of sildenafil in the chosen product, but keep in mind that an increase in dosage does not necessarily mean improvement of the medication’s effectiveness.

Conclusions

There are a lot of generic Viagra producers on the market. But the key thing for a customer is not the choice of a manufacturer (as manufacturers don’t sell medications directly to users), his task should rather be finding a reliable supplier. Read more: Why is Canadian Health&Care Mall the Best Way to Order Generic Drugs?