Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mylan 427 - Sulindac Pill

Mylan 427 is a round yellow tablet, with with the letters "MYLAN" embossed on one side and the number "427" on the other. Each pill contains 150 mg of Sulindac (generic for Clinoril). The medication belongs to the class of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatorey drugs), and is mainly used for treatment of pain and swelling caused by different forms of arthritis or acute painful shoulder. We hope you may easily identify Mylan's Sulindac pills now.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mylan's M2 Pill

We have already mentioned Furosemide (generic for Lasix) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals (Mylan 216 and Mylan 232 pills), but in case with the pill of the smallest strength the situation is slightly different. It is not indexed with MYLAN letters, there is only one letter M on each of them, or M2, to put it more correct. However, they are still Mylan pills. Each M2 pill contains 20 mg of a loop diuretic Furosemide. Making urination more frequent, Furosemide lowers the level of salt in your system, removing extra water and in thus taking the excessive load off your heart, liver, and kidneys.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mylan 377 - 250 mg Naproxen

This is a little round pill, white, with MYLAN embossed on one side and 377 on the other. Mylan 377 is 250 mg Naproxen (generic Naprosyn, or Aleve, or Midol), the smallest dosage of the medication manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Being an NSAID, Naproxen is used for the treatment of inflammation and as pain-killer. As only dosages of 220 mg or less (e.g., Aleve) are available over-the-counter, to get Mylan 377 pills you normally have to obtain a prescription.

Beware that Naproxen increases your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. It can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation. Long-term usage of the medication can worsen its adverse effects.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mylan 555 - Naproxen

Description: white-colored oblong pill with "MYLAN" written on one side and "555".
What is it? Mylan 555 pill is Naproxen, generic version for Naprosyn medication manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. (There are other popular brand names that nclude Aleve, Naprelan and Midol.) The strength of the pill is 375 mg. It is the medium dosage in the series of Naproxen pills marketed by Mylan. The medication belongs to the family of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and is used to treat pain or inflammation caused mainly by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis (lower back pain), tendinitis, bursitis, gout, or even menstrual cramps. So, it has effects of a pain-killer, too. It may also be taken as a fever reducer.

Naproxen is a potent drug with some serious side effects. It can increase the risk of hazardous effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). So, one should not take Naproxen in dosages over prescribed.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mylan M 755 Pill - generic Allegra

We have already mentioned generic Allegra (Fexofenadine hydrochloride) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals when we discussed M 752 30mg pill. Today, we are going on with the subject, adding one more pill to our collection. This time it is Mylan's M 755 pill, 180 mg of Fexofenadine HCl. This form of the medication is widely used in adults and children aged 12 and older to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis. Fexofenadine HCl can be used in children who are not 12 yet, but the dosage must be smaller. 180 mg (one M 755 pill) can be used after 12 years age is reached. Moreover, it is the usual recommended daily dose of the medication.

Oh, yes, the pill's color is blue :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mylan Generics

As we have already stated, Mylan Pharmaceuticals is a well-known manufacturer of high-quality generics for popular brand-name medications. Among Mylan drugs we find NSAIDs (Indomethacin, Naproxen, Piroxicam), benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Temazepam) and other sedatives and anti-convulsant medications (such as Phenytoin), pain-killers and fever reducers (acetaminophen/propoxyphene mixture in the form of Darvocet-N), beta-blockers (such as Propranolol HCl) and other heart medications (Clonidine), antibiotics (Nitrofurantoin), diuretics (Furosemide, Hydrochlorothiazide), allergy relief medicines (Fexofenadine HCl), and more, more and more... The list is quite incomplete and is going to be expanded. We continue collecting data on Mylan's generics and working on the ways of identifying them. We'd like to thank everybody who takes interest in our activity and helps us make our project even more informative :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

M 321 Pill

Some of Mylan pills are not indexed with the word "Mylan", they only have the letter "M" on them. One of such examples is Mylan's M 321 Pill. It is little, round, with "M" embossed on one side and "321" on the other. It is Mylan's Lorazepam (generic Ativan) again, 0.5 mg now. And it is the usual initial oral dose that is administered to healthy adults in the beginning of treatment.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mylan 777 - 2mg Lorazepam Pill

White round Mylan 777 pill is 2mg Lorazepam (generic Ativan). It is the highest dosage of Lorazepam manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Lorazepam is a sedative or anti-anxiety medication from the benzodiazepine family, ten times more potent than another benzodiazepine - Diazepam. When needed, the dose of 2mg Lorazepam taken at a time can be achieved only gradually, beginning at 0.5 mg, day after day increasing the dosage. So one should by no means start treatment taking whole Mylan 777 pills at once, as it may cause severe adverse effects.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mylan's Lorazepam

Among other well-known medications manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals we find Ativan. Of course, it is not called Ativan (as it is a brand name), it is Ativan's generic - Lorazepam. The pill of Mylan's Lorazepam is indexed "MYLAN 457" and contains 1 mg of Lorazepam. The only difference between Mylan's generic version and the medication distributed under the trade name Ativan is probably the name itself. Otherwise you get the very same drug with the very same properties. Apart from the fact that the generic version is cheaper.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mylan 1010 Piroxicam Capsule

Together with 2020 capsules (20mg), Piroxicam (generic Feldene) is manufactured by Mylan in a smaller strength of 10mg. These are Mylan 1010 capsules that can be found in several variations of color. As far as we have been able to determine, the capsule which can be described as olive-green is manufactured and distributed by Mylan Phys Total Care DHS, Inc and the capsule with differently colored halves (yellow and green) is a product of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc itself. But both of them can be listed as Mylan pills, and both contain 10 mg of Piroxicam (Feldene) which is an analgetic and antipyretic that belongs to the class of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mylan A Pill - Alprazolam (Xanax) 0.25mg

The pill indexed Mylan A is the smallest dosage of alprazolam (generic for Xanax) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. It contains only 0.25 mg of alprazolam. In fact, it is only one half of the usually taken 0.5 mg. But even this little pill is scored on the reverse to help the patient break it into two equal parts of about 0.125 mg in strenth. What does it mean? It just has to remind us one more time that Xanax is a drug with a high potential for abuse, and the chance of withdrawal symptoms is higher if the drug is taken in higher dosages.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mylan's Darvocet

Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures several formulations of generic Darvocet. Today, we shall compare two of them - distributed as Mylan 130 and Mylan 155.

Both of them contain acetaminophen 650mg, but the other component is different. In Mylan 130, hydrochloride salt of propoxyphene is used (this formulation can be called Darvocet - just Darvocet, without any additional labels). In Mylan 155, propoxyphene napsylate is used, and this formulation is normally called Darvocet-N 100.

Due to the fact that these propoxyphene salts have different molecular masses, the amount of propoxyphene in both formulations is the same, though Mylan 155 contains 100mg of propoxyphene (napsylate) and Mylan 130 - only 65mg of propoxyphene (hydrochloride). However, propoxyphene napsylate is claimed to have less risk of abuse, as this salt is almost insoluble in water and, as a result, it cannot be injected. Moreover, propoxyphene napsylate gives lower peak blood level. Both features make Mylan 130 less common as compared to Mylan 155.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mylan 2020 Capsules - Piroxicam 20mg (Feldene)

When it comes to treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, one of the most popular analgesic and antipyretic drugs is Feldene. It is also known as Brexidol, Brexin, Erazon, Exipan, Felden, Feldoral, Hotemin, Pirox, Proponol, Reumador, Tracam, Veral, Mobilis and Vurdon. All these brand names conceal the name of generic - Piroxicam. And you already know what Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is renowned for. Generics, of course. You will find Mylan's Piroxicam inside Mylan 2020 capsules, in the dosage of 20mg - the usual therapy daily dosage, by the way.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mylan's M 752 Pill

Until recently, we had thought that there is no Mylan 752 pill. In fact, there really isn't, when speaking of a pill indexed with "MYLAN" letters. However, there is a pill with the number "752", and this pill is produced by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. Instead of "MYLAN" it has a single letter "M". So, we should better call it Mylan M 752 pill (round, blue-colored). It is Fexofenadine HCl 30 mg, generic for Allegra. The medication mainly is used 1) to relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children aged 2 and above, and 2) to treat uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children of 6 months and older.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mylan 1560 - Phenytoin capsules

One half of them is always white-colored. The other half is normally described as lavender, though some people tend to call it light purple or bluish gray. On both halves "Mylan 1560" can be seen printed in black ink. So, what do we have after all? It is extended-release Phenytoin (generic Dilantin), an anti-convulsant used to control seizures. The dose of Phenytoin Sodium in each capsule is 100 mg. The medication may have some specific adverse effects, among which we find a serious skin reaction with higher risk of development in Asian patients. It is strongly recommended to take a specific blood test before starting treatment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mylan 185

Propranolol hydrochloride again. This time it is not a capsule, it is a pill (a tablet), small, round, yellow, scored, with "MYLAN 185" stamped on the front side. The letters are above the numbers, divided by the score. Each tablet contains 80 mg Propranolol HCl - the recommended initial daily dose, by the way. The medication belongs to beta-blockers and is used to treat hypertension, heart rhythm disorders and chest pains caused by angina pectoris.

See also: Pliva's propranolol.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mylan 232 Tablet

Now you can easily identify your Mylan 232 tablet. A new page is added to MylanPills.

Though it is almost the same as the page about Mylan 216, the image is different. The other difference is that Mylan 232 is indexed with "80" on the reverse. It means that the pill contains 80 mg of furosemide (generic Lasix) - twice as much as Mylan 216 pill (indexed "40").

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mylan 1700 Capsule

Mylan 1700 capsule is light gray to brown, the index is written on both sides of it in black ink. As for inside, it is filled with yellow powder. This yellow powder is Nitrofurantoin macrocrystal used for the treatment of urinary bacterial infections. Each capsule contains 100 mg of Nitrofurantoin (generic for Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadontin and some other brands). That's easy. The problem is WHAT is the difference between Mylan 1700 and Mylan 3422 capsules, apart of the fact that the first ones are brownish gray and the latter ones have one half in gray and the other half is peach-colored? BOTH are equal in strength - 100mg Nitrofurantoin. BOTH are stuffed with macrocrystals of yellow color (they dissolve slower than crystals of usual size, and it make the formula extended-release). WHY does Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufacturers two types of capsules that seem to be very similar? That is the question we are not ready to answer. Perhaps, Nitrofurantoin crystals do differ in them some way? Will anyone comment, please?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mylan 186

The other version of Mylan's Clonidine is Mylan 186 - a 0.2mg tablet (white, scored), used to treat hypertension, etc (the same as with Mylan 152, just the strength is twice as much). Clonidine is also available with a prescription under the brand names Catapres and Duraclon, but they are not Mylan's products.

Mylan 152

Mylan 152 white tablet is Clonidine 0.1 mg. (The writing is divided by a score, the reverse side of the tablet is blank. "152" may sometimes look as "752".) The medicine is used to treat hypertension. But affecting the brain chemicals (and only then, as a result, the blood vessels), Clonidine is also used to treat painful menstrual periods, menopausal flushing, diabetic diarrhea, Tourette's Syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), postherpetic neuralgia, ulcerative colitis, and withdrawal symptoms from dependence on narcotics, alcohol, or nicotine (smoking), although these are not approved by FDA.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mylan's Alprazolam (Mylan A Pills)

We have data on four different alprazolam pills manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. All of them are indexed with "A" and three of them have a number: A1, A3, and A4. Surprisingly, the strengths of the pills don't change from less to larger in correspondence with the numbers:

Mylan A is alprazolam 0.25 mg,
Mylan A1 is alprazolam 1 mg,
Mylan A3 is alprazolam 0.5 mg,
Mylan A4 is alprazolam 2 mg.

As for description, A, A1 and A4 pills are white, and A3 pill is peach-colored. All of the pills are scored on the reverse side, with A4 pill having two criss-crossed scores (to be divided into four parts about 0.5 mg of alprazolam each).

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mylan 5211

Omeprazole (generic Prilosec) is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures this medication in the form of green capsules indexed Mylan 6150 and Mylan 5211. In Mylan 5211 the amount of omeprazole is 1o mg (as compared to 20 mg in Mylan 6150). Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed stomach drugs available under various brand names throughout the world and it may be used for the treatment of irritation of the esophagus caused by GERD, for healing of erosive esophagitis, for the treatment of alcoholic or life-style associated gastritis, for short-term treatment of ulcers of the stomach or small intestines, and even to decrease the risk of stomach bleeding in patients suffering from severe forms of ulcers.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mylan 6150

Description: dark/light green capsule with "MYLAN 6150" written on its sides.
Drug: Omeprazole (generic Prilosec)
Srength: 20 mg
Usage: stomach problems (too much acid in stomach).

These capsules may look slightly different, but one half is always darker than the other, the color may be described as bluish-green. Decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach, Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed stomach drugs available under various brand names throughout the world.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

mylan 5050

Mylan 5050 is a little yellow capsule with black imprints "MYLAN 5050" on both sides. It is used to treat insomnia, so it may be called a sleeping pill. Its active ingredient is Temazepam (Restoril), a sedative medication. Each capsule contains 30mg of Temazepam, twice as much as another Mylan's generic - Mylan 4010. Temazepam also features anticonvulsant properties and it is used to manage seizures in adults. Though it is highly effective, its use as an anticonvulsant is rare due to its sedative, hypnotic and motor impairing properties.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mylan 3422 Capsule

Some more details about Nitrofurantoin manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Now it is Mylan 3422 capsule. It is colored gray and peach, with MYLAN 3422 printed in black on both sides. Each capsule contains Nitrofurantoin 100mg. And, as we already know, Nitrofurantoin is used for the treatment of urinary tract infections. One Mylan 3422 capsule's strength equals two capsules of Mylan 1650.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mylan 1650

To be brief, only most essential facts.
Description: oval beige-colored capsule with MYLAN 1650 written on both sides
Medication: Nitrofurantoin
Strength: 50mg
Usage: mainly for treatment of urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mylan 130

Now, what is Mylan 130? In short, it is Darvocet again. Each pill contains 650 mg of Acetaminophen together with 65 mg of Propoxyphene Hydrochloride. It is a mild narcotic pain reliever and a fever reducer. And the description, of course. The pill is oval and oblong, orange colored, film coated, with "MYLAN" letters imprinted on one side and the number "130" on the other.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mylan 1155

Darvocet-N 100 is not only Mylan 155, it is also Mylan 1155. Both pills contain Acetaminophen 650mg and Propoxyphene Napsylate 100mg, but they are different in color, as Mylan 155 is pink to red and Mylan 1155 is white. The figures on the pills are slighly different, too. But it would be very interesting to know if there is any other difference between them!..

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mylan 155 again

Mylan 155 page (about Darvocet) is updated (corrected and expanded).

Monday, May 11, 2009

Updates At Mylanpills!

New updates at MylanPills! Site navigation has been improved. Now you may search for Mylan pills and capsules separately. Also, several new pages have been added and a few old ones modified.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mylan A3

And again, Mylan's Xanax (or alprazolam). This time the pill is peach-colored. On one side you may read "MYLAN A3", the other side is scored. It contains 0.5 mg of alprazolam (that is 1/2 of Mylan A1 pill). What else should be added? In doses of 0.5mg and above alprazolam can cause significant deterioration in alertness, combined with increased feelings of sleepiness. These symptoms may be doubled if alprazolam is taken together with other sedatives or alcohol.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mylan A1

Now, we are going to pay some attention to alprazolam (Xanax) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals. These round pills are indexed with "A" letter and a number. Mylan A1 is 1mg alprazolam (generic for Xanax). The pill is round, white, with a score on the other side. And alprazolam (Xanax) is an anti-anxiety medication.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Let's get in touch!

Now you may not only leave comments here, but e-mail us, too. Please, check our contact page. We would like to know your opinions about our work. Perhaps, you have some (high-)quality images of pills and capsules produced by Mylan. If these pills/capsules images are your own ones, we would be very glad to publish them on our website. Only, before sending them to us, please, make sure their sizes do not exceed 300 kB. Thanks!

Mylan 6260

Pink capsule with black imprint "MYLAN 6260" repeated on both sides of it. It is propranolol hydrochloride - a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure, angina and changes in heart rhythm. Mylan 6260 is a generic version of the medication manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. The pill contains 160 mg of propranolol. What else should be added? Oh, yes, this capsule is an extended-release one

Monday, April 13, 2009

Furosemide 40mg - Mylan 216

A capsule or a pill? A pill. Small and round. Color: white. On one side you may see MYLAN 216 divided by a score. The letters and figures are not written with ink, they are imprinted or stamped. On the other side you may see the number "40", stamped too. You have enough information to learn that this Mylan 216 pill is Furosemide 40mg (generic for Lasix) - a loop diuretic.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Compare Mylan 147 and Mylan 143

Mylan 147 is almost the same as Mylan 143. The capsule is green (or blue-green) again, and again it is Indomethacin. "MYLAN 147" is imprinted on both sides of the capsule. The difference is in strenth. Mylan 147 contains 50 mg of Indomethacin - twice as much as Mylan 143 capsule.

Mylan 143

Now, the capsule is green. Sometimes described as bluish green. "MYLAN 143" is written on both sides of the capsule. What kind of medication is it? It is Indomethacin, an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It is a pain-killer also used to reduce fever and swelling. Each capsule contains 25mg of Indomethacin. For more details you may visit MylanPills website.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mylan 2100

A brown capsule with "MYLAN 2100" written on both sides. Very easy to identify! It is Loperamide Hydrochloride, 2mg capsule. The medication is used to treat diarrhea.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mylan 477

Another version of Diazepam (Valium) manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals is Mylan 477. The pill is round, light-green, with "MYLAN 477" imprinted on one side and a score on the other. It contains 10mg of diazepam. The score enables you to half the dose by breaking the pill into two. Half of Mylan 477 is equal to one whole Mylan 345 (which is 5mg of diazepam). It is made either to help you make your dose less when you have only Mylan 477 pills at hand, or to help you swallow the pill in two gulps - more easily, as half a piece is twice smaller than the whole one.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mylan 345

It's a round pill. Peach colored. With MYLAN 345 imprinted on the front side and a score on the reverse. What is it? Diazepam (or Valium), a generic version of the medication manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA. Each pill contains 5mg of diazepam. And diazepam is a well-known sedative and a pain killer from the benzodiazepine family. Diazepam is in the list of essential drugs recommended by the World Health Organization, and its Mylan 345 version is a top-seller on the US market. For more details you may refer to Mylan 345 page on our website.

Mylan 155

What is Mylan 155 pill? You mean a pill, or tablet with the letters MYLAN and the number 155 imprinted on it. If you have such a pill, it is Darvocet-N 100. The pill is oblong, film-coated. Its color is from pink to red. And it contains 650 mg of acetaminophen and 100 mg of propoxyphene napsylate. It is propoxyphene napsylate that gives Darvocet the letter "N" and the number "100", and Mylan's generic version of the medication is indexed "Mylan 155". It is a pain reliever and an anti-inflammatory drug. Quite popular, we may say.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What Is Your Mylan Pill or Capsule

We are starting this blog as an addition to our Mylan Pills website.
We are studying the problem of identifying different pills and capsules that have "MYLAN" with some other letters and numbers imprinted on them.

Sometimes you find such a pill (or a capsule) in your child's room, and you may wonder what kind of drug it is. Perhaps, it is dangerous? Or one of your relatives has got some health problems he or she does not want to speak of? Or you are just not quite sure of the medication that has been prescribed for you, and look for more details.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc is a well-known American company. It manufactures generic versions of popular medications. Each Mylan pill/capsule has some letters and numbers imprinted on it. So, you may easily find out what chemical is "hidden" under those symbols. The only problem is that the information you need is not always so easily available. You have to browse through several websites doing your search before you find the proper description and, perhaps, images to compare your Mylan pill with them.

We are trying to solve this problem by collecting all the necessary details and keeping them "in stock".

For example, you've got an orange capsule with "MYLAN 4010" written on it. What kind of medication is it? The number 4010 says that it is Temazepam, also known as Restoril. The capsule contains 15mg of Temazepam. The medication is used to treat insomnia. More info and an image of the capsule you can find at this page: Mylan 4010.

And so on. We continue developing our project, adding more pages for more Mylan products.