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.