You can now buy Diastat (diazepam rectal gel) in generic form. The generic versions come in three strengths and are made by DPT Laboratories, Ltd., for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Generic Diastat: An OverviewDiastat® (diazepam rectal gel) is a prescription medication used to treat epileptic seizures. It is part of a group of medications called benzodiazepines. It is intended to be used occasionally to treat periods of increased seizure activity.
Brand-name Diastat is currently made by DPT Laboratories, Ltd., for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. However, the drug is also available in generic form.
Generic Diastat is available in the following strengths:
- Diazepam rectal gel 2.5 mg syringes
- Diazepam rectal gel 10 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 5 mg, 7.5 mg, or 10 mg
- Diazepam rectal gel 20 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 10 mg, 12.5 mg, or 20 mg.
At this time, generic Diastat is made by DPT Laboratories, Ltd., for Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. Notice that DPT Laboratories is the same company that makes brand-name Diastat. In fact, Teva's diazepam rectal gel is an "authorized generic," meaning it is exactly the same as the brand-name drug in every way (even made by the same company), except that it is packaged with the generic name.