Is Roundup a paraquat product?

No. Roundup is the brand name of an herbicide containing the active ingredient glyphosate. Paraquat, on the other hand, is sold under many brand names, such as Firestorm, Helmquat, and Parazone. Therefore, Roundup is not a paraquat product.

There are dozens of herbicides with paraquat as the active ingredient, and glyphosate is also sold under many names


The company Monsanto devised the formula for paraquat and began selling the herbicide under the brand name Roundup in 1973. For many years, the company held the patent for glyphosate, but it expired in 2000.

Naturally, many other manufacturers began producing glyphosate-based products across the country, such as Zeneca, Platte, and Dow AgroSciences.

These are some of the brand names under which you can find glyphosate-based herbicides, which is not the same chemical as paraquat:

  • Roundup Ultra
  • Accord
  • Honcho
  • Pondmaster
  • Rascal
  • Expedite
  • Ranger
  • Bronco
  • Campain
  • Landmaster
  • Fallow Master
  • Glyphomax

On the other hand, Syngenta is the primary manufacturer of paraquat, and the company produces the herbicide under the brand name Gramoxone. Exposure to paraquat has a strong association with Parkinson’s disease. The formula of paraquat was first invented in 1961, and today, the product is sold across the country under dozens of brand names, including:

While both herbicides are highly effective in destroying weeds, they are toxic to our health, and exposure should be avoided. Even exposure to paraquat within 1,600 feet of a home increases the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 75%. As for glyphosate, exposure can result in many serious diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. If you or a family member was exposed to paraquat you should contact our toxic exposure attorneys.

Quality legal assistance for people who struggle with Parkinson’s disease

With over 30 years of experience, our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure, have the necessary resources and knowledge to help you file a paraquat claim if you were exposed to the herbicide and now struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The legal process is simple and will mostly take place over the phone. You will only have to send in evidence of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis.

After a careful review of your documents, our diligent attorneys will let you know whether you qualify to file a paraquat claim with the liable manufacturers. If multiple companies are responsible for your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, we will file your claim with each of them. Eventually, if our endeavors are fruitful, you will receive the maximum available compensation for your suffering. It is important to know that we work on a contingency fee basis.

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