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.

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