Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can my patients obtain a generic medication made by Teva?
A. Patients can simply ask their pharmacist for an FDA-approved Teva generic in lieu of a brand name or other generic option. If their pharmacy does not carry the Teva product, they can ask if it can be ordered for them at no additional cost. If Teva does not carry the generic equivalent for a specific brand, view other Teva medications in the same therapeutic category to see if there is another Teva generic that could be prescribed instead.
Q. How can I find product details for Teva medicines?
A. The Products section of our website features in-depth product information, including details on Teva medicines, brand equivalents, FDA approval letters, labels, prescribing information, and materials' safety data sheets. There are many options to easily search for a product. In addition, our Concise Consult brochure, containing in-depth information on the drug approval process, bioequivalence, and the impact of generics, can be ordered online.
Q. My patients are already taking a generic medication made by another manufacturer. How can they switch to Teva's?
A. You or your patients can check the Products section to see if Teva has the generic version of the medication that they are currently taking. If so, advise them to ask their pharmacist if the prescription can be filled with the Teva generic. If an exact Teva match is not available for the medication, check our Products section to determine which therapeutic category the medication is from and if there is another Teva generic that could be prescribed instead.
Q. How can my patients find out the price of Teva's medications?
A. They simply need to contact their local pharmacy to inquire about the cost. Be sure to advise them to mention any insurance when placing the call.
Q. Do you offer a Patient Assistance Program?
A. Teva offers a broad line of affordable generic alternatives to brand-name medications. Please feel free to ask your doctor or pharmacist about switching to a Teva generic that's right for you. Teva does not offer an additional cost saving program for its generic medications.
Q. How can I or my patients find out when a generic becomes available for a brand medication?
A. It's easy! Just sign up to receive alerts about New Generic Drug Introductions, and we will automatically send a notification when new generics become available from Teva.
Q. Where are Teva products made?
A. As the largest generic manufacturer in the world, Teva is able to offer more generic prescription medications than any other company. In fact, one out of every seven prescriptions in the United States (including brands and generics) is filled with a Teva product!11 In order to offer so many different medications and still maintain a high level of quality, we use close to 30 Teva facilities to manufacture our products. Nearly 60 percent of Teva-manufactured medications are made in North America, and nearly 30 percent are made in Israel by our parent company.1 Every Teva prescription medication sold in the United States has been approved by the FDA, and every facility (inside and outside of the United States) is inspected and approved by the FDA to ensure our products are of the highest-quality standards.
1 Teva Internal Information
11 IMS Health NPA Data, MAT December 2011