Generic Nicotrol Inhaler

The Nicotrol Inhaler (nicotine inhaler) is sold as a brand-name product only. It's unclear why no generic versions are available, as the medication is no longer protected by a patent. Keep in mind that nicotine is the active ingredient in the Nicotrol Inhaler -- this is not the same thing as a generic version.

Can I Buy a Generic Nicotrol Inhaler?

The Nicotrol® Inhaler (nicotine inhaler) is a prescription medication used to reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when people try to quit smoking. The nicotine from the Nicotrol Inhaler is inhaled into the mouth, where it is absorbed into the body.
The Nicotrol Inhaler is made by Pfizer, Inc. This medication is no longer under the protection of a patent; however, no generic versions are currently available.

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

It is unclear why a generic Nicotrol Inhaler is not available at this time. The demand for this medication may be too small for a manufacturer to make a generic version. Because it is unknown why a generic version of the Nicotrol Inhaler is not yet available, it is impossible to predict when, or if, a manufacturer will choose to make one.
It should be noted that if you search for nicotine inhalers on the Internet, you may find other nicotine inhaler products. This is because nicotine inhalers are available in other countries under different names. There may also be fake or substandard products available on the Internet. You should not buy nicotine inhaler medicines other than the Nicotrol Inhaler until there is an approved generic available.

Is Nicotine a Generic Nicotrol Inhaler?

No, nicotine is the active ingredient in Nicotrol Inhaler, not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name." The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
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