It is not clear whether any generic Covaryx products exist. The FDA is responsible for determining which drugs are equivalent to each other. Since Covaryx has never been approved by the FDA, it is impossible to determine if any medication is equivalent to it. "Esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone" is not the same as generic Covaryx; rather, it is the generic name for Covaryx.
Covaryx™ (esterified estrogens/methyltestosterone) is an estrogen-and-testosterone hormone replacement medication. It is used for treating menopause symptoms.
Covaryx is made by Centrix Pharmaceutical, Inc. It is not clear whether any other medications are considered generic versions of Covaryx.
As with all estrogen/testosterone combination medications, Covaryx has never been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As a result, it is technically impossible to determine if any medication (generic or otherwise) is equivalent to Covaryx. The FDA is responsible for determining which medications are equivalent to each other. Medications that may sometimes be considered equivalent to Covaryx include:
Your pharmacist may or may not consider these medications equivalent to Covaryx, based on his or her professional opinion and any applicable state laws concerning generic substitution.
No -- esterified estrogens and methyltestosterone are the active ingredients in Covaryx (as well as various other products), not a generic version of the medication. What can be confusing is that, oftentimes, the active ingredient of any drug is 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 of a medicine, the original medicine must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.