Grrrr! I just called my pharmacist and it's true...once the supply of Clidinium (generic for Librax) is "used up", they (Qualitest) will no longer be making the generic for Librax (nor will any other manufacturer (for now). He said he hadn't read much of this info yet in written form but it was his understanding they were going to "re-do" the Librax formula altogether. Librax itself wouldn't even be an option at some point.
I asked him what would be comparable to this but he said there's really nothing on the market that comes close to comparing to Librax. He said the new FDA "standards" wouldn't let the generic of Librax pass the new regulations and that is why it isn't being made anymore. He even mentioned a couple of other drugs that are being taken off the market as well for the same reasons (Levsin, for example).
I'm so irritated with this...can't wait to see what my GI's thoughts are on this. I noticed a considerabe difference in my "spastic colon" after starting on the generic Librax...and I don't even take the full dose.
Librax is an OLD and PROVEN drug! I just don't understand SOME company not making it any more. Neither did my pharmacist!
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)