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Is lithium a brand or generic medication?

There is a brand extended-release tablet available called Lithobid, however, most companies have stopped making brand-name lithium products. Generic versions of lithium are available from a number of companies. Companies that make generic lithium include:

  • West Ward Pharmaceuticals
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Roxane Laboratories
  • Barr Laboratories
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
  • Apotex Corp

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