Mylan Medications - Identify Your Pill
Mylan 1010 Capsule
What is Mylan 1010? What kind of medication is the olive-green / dark-green oblong capsule with "MYLAN 1010" written on its sides? Or the yellow and green capsule with the same imprint? Both are Piroxicam (generic Feldene) 10mg capsules manufactured and distributed
by Mylan Phys Total Care DHS, Inc and
Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc respectively. Piroxicam (Feldene) is an analgetic and antipyretic that belongs to the class of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
It is used to reduce inflammation and swelling and to relieve pain, especially in patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Other brand names for Piroxicam include: Brexidol, Brexin, Erazon, Exipan, Felden, Feldoral, Hotemin, Pirox von ct, Proponol, Reumador, Tracam, Veral, Mobilis and Vurdon.
Piroxicam is administered orally, usually as a single daily dose. It may be taken in divided doses, too, if your doctor recommends so. The initial dose is 20 mg daily (that equals two Mylan 1010 capsules or one Mylan 2020). Then the dosage is adjusted according to the patient's response and tolerance. 30 to 40 mg daily may be required for maintenance therapy, though 20 mg of Piroxicam daily is usually quite enough in most cases.
Though Piroxicam is an effective medication, it must be taken with caution, as about 30% of all patients receiving daily doses of 20 mg experience adverse effects, such as gastrointestinal problems, dizziness, headache, rash and itching. Also, Piroxicam should not be given to patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or allergic type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs.
However, short-term use to relieve acute pain, especially at low dosages, does not appear to be associated with increased risk of serious cardiovascular problems (except immediately following coronary artery bypass graft surgery). In general, the lower Piroxicam dosage you take and the shorter the period of treatment, the better.
You benefit directly when Mylan Generics are used in place of name-brand medicines. First, because you will be receiving a high quality medicine, and second, because Mylan Generics, including Mylan 1010 Piroxicam capsules, are generally more affordable than their brand-name rivals.
The manufacturing facilities of all pharmaceutical companies - those making name-brand drugs and those making equivalent alternatives - are routinely inspected by the FDA. These savings are the result of Mylan's good, old-fashioned, American competition. As you can well appreciate, when there is more than one company manufacturing and/or selling the same product, the competition generally results in cost savings for the consumer.
However, you may try and order Piroxicam (Feldene) marketed by other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order Mylan's Piroxicam by clicking one of these images of
Mylan 1010 capsules.