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Table 1 Physical characteristics of Madopar®/Prolopa® and seven generic products

From: Pharmaceutical quality of seven generic Levodopa/Benserazide products compared with original Madopar® / Prolopa®

Brand name Manufacturer Colour Appearance  
Tablets     
Madopar Roche Pharmaceuticals Pale red Above: cross-scored  
Below: cross-scored  
Levodopa/ Benserazid beta Betapharm Arzneimittel GmbH Pale red, speckled Above: score line  
Below: score line  
Levodopa/ Benserazid-CT CT Arzneimittel GmbH Pale red, speckled Above: score line  
Below: none  
dopadura B MYLAN dura Pale red, speckled Above: score line  
Below: none  
Levodopa/ Benserazid ratiopharm ratiopharm GmbH Pale red, strongly speckled Above: score line  
Below: none  
Capsules    Appearance of the content Colour of the content
Madopar Roche Pharmaceuticals Body: flesh-coloured, opaque Fine granular powder Light beige
Cap: powder-blue, opaque
Levopar HEXAL AG Body: flesh-coloured, opaque Fine granular powder Brown
Cap: powder-blue, opaque
Levodopa comp. B STADA STADApharm GmbH Body: flesh-coloured, opaque Fine granular powder Almost white
Cap: powder-blue, opaque
Levobens-Teva TEVA GmbH Body: midnight blue, opaque Fine granular powder Almost white
   Cap: fluorescent-pink, opaque