Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Viagra (sildenafil citrate), for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Teva Pharmaceutical Industries received approval to market generic sildenafil citrate tablets in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg strengths and has 180-day exclusivity.  For information about the availability of these products, contact the manufacturer.

Patients should talk to their doctor or pharmacist if they have heart problems, stroke in the past six months, kidney disease, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, a severe loss of body water, history of painful/prolonged erection, conditions that may increase the risk of painful/prolonged erection (such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, multiple myeloma), and eye problems.

Generic drugs approved by FDA have the same high-quality and strength as brand-name drugs. The generic manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand-name drugs.

Posted on the FDA website on 9 March 2016