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?

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