Friday, June 21, 2013

Carbidopa and Levodopa - Generic Sinemet

This drug seems to be a vivid illustration of people's using special brand names instead of active ingredients' names in drugs. Common brands are usually shorter, and sound better as compared to rather complicated chemical terms. Really, Sinemet is much easier to remember and spell than carbidopa and levodopa. However, in case with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, they only manufacture generic versions of popular brands, and the right name for Mylan 88 pill is carbidopa and levodopa, whether you may like it or not.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Diazepam - Generic Valium

Among diazepam pills manufatured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the round peach-colored Mylan 345 (5mg in strength) seems to be the most popular. But it is not the only one. Mylan Pharmaceuticals is marketing its generic version of Valium in a number of strengths, including 2mg (Mylan 271) and 10mg (Mylan 477).

Diazepam (Valium) is in the group of drugs known as bennzodiazepines (or, a shortened form, benzos), used generally as sedatives, sleeping aids, anti-anxiety medications, anti-convulsant medications, and muscle relaxants. Benzodiazepines affect chemicals in the brain, changing a patient's mood, or helping him or her relax mentally and physically.

Though being a Schedule IV controlled substance, diazepam (Valium) is placed in the World Health Organization's "Essential Drugs List", which is an obligatory minimum list of most essential medicines used in health care. So, Mylan Pharms could not have left it out of their product list.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Piroxicam 20 mg

What should you know about Piroxicam 20 mg capsules?

Piroxicam is one of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). It is used to reduce swelling and as a pain reliever, often for treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Piroxicam 20 mg is usually available as 20mg capsules produced and distributed by a number of pharmaceutical companies, including Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Piroxicam 20 mg capsules are generic analog for brand-named Feldene 20 mg capsules manufactured by Pfizer. Mylan's Piroxicam 20 mg is available as Mylan 2020 capsules.

Piroxicam 20 mg capsules are taken orally, usually one capsule daily. The 20 mg dose can be divided into two 10 mg doses, each to be taken in the morning and evening.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Piroxicam (Feldene)

One more non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) produced and marketed by Mylan Pharmaceuticals - Piroxicam, otherwise generally known as brand-named Feldene. Needless saying that Mylan manufactures a generic version of the medicine. Feldene is said to be an effective remedy to treat swelling and inflammation. As a result, it can reduce pain. Swelling is often caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, so, Feldene is widely used for treatment these conditions, or relieving painful and unpleasant sensations provoked by them.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals distributes Feldene in green capsules, 10mg (Mylan 1010) or 20mg (Mylan 2020) in strength.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Temazepam - Generic Restoril

Unlike Diazepam, we can hardly call Temazepam a common sleeping pill, but the drug is definitely used to improve night sleep, as Temazepam noticeably decreases the number of nightly awakenings. Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures its generic version of Temazepam in capsules, e.g. available under indexes Mylan 4010 (15 mg capsule) and Mylan 5050 (30 mg capsule). Temazepam belongs to the family of benzodiazepines, with the highest risk of drug intoxication. The medicine is listed as a Schedule IV drug in the US, and is only available by prescription. Besides Mylan's generic formulation, it can be available under the brand name Restoril.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mylan's Naproxen

Brand-named Naprosyn is known as generic Naproxen. Other numerous brand names of the medication include: Aleve, Anaprox, EC-Naprosyn, Midol Extended Relief, Naprelan and Naprosyn E. The medicine belongs to the class of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), i.e., it is a pain killer and fever reducer. Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures Naproxen pills in a number of strengths, such as 250 mg (Mylan 377), 375 mg (Mylan 555) and 500 mg (Mylan 451).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Propranolol Hydrochloride

Propranolol HCl belongs to a special class of medications known as beta-blockers. Beta-blockers block a hormone in the body that can raise blood pressure and heart rate. Used mainly for treatment of cardiovascular disease, it is one of the most widely spread medications that help to relieve heart ache and high blood pressure. But Propranolol features a general sedative effect on the nerve system, and can be used even as an anti-anxiety drug. There is a brand name formulation of Propranolol called Inderal. However, Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures a generic version of the medication in form of pills and XR capsules.