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Only generic versions of DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) are available at this time, as the brand-name form of the drug is no longer made. These generic versions come as injections that are given intravenously (by IV into a vein) and are available in two strengths (100 mg and 200 mg). The Food and Drug Administration has determined that these generics are equivalent to the brand-name medicine.

Can I Buy Generic DTIC-Dome?

DTIC-Dome® (dacarbazine) is a prescription medication approved to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer) and Hodgkin's disease (a type of lymphoma). It is given intravenously (by IV).
 
DTIC-Dome was originally made by Bayer Healthcare. However, the medication is no longer available in brand-name form. It is only available in generic form.
 

Available Strengths

Generic DTIC-Dome injection is available in the following strengths:
 

Who Makes Generic DTIC-Dome?

The dacarbazine 100-mg strength is made by APP Pharmaceuticals. The 200-mg strength product is made by several companies, including:
 
  • APP Pharmaceutical
  • Bedford Laboratories
  • Hospira
  • Sicor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
     

Is Generic Dacarbazine as Good as DTIC-Dome?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating.
 
An "AP" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic injectable medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic DTIC-Dome versions currently available have an "AP" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to DTIC-Dome.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
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