Mylan Medications - Identify Your Pill
What is Mylan 1155? What kind of medication is the white pill with MYLAN 1155 written on its sides?
Mylan 1155 is Darvocet-N 100. It is a mild narcotic pain reliever. The film-coated
oval oblong white tablet with MYLAN
written on one side and 1155 written
on the other side contains Acetaminophen 650mg and Propoxyphene Napsylate 100mg (just like in Mylan 155).
It is in the family of pain relievers, analgetics, anti-inflammatory drugs and fever reducers.
Propoxyphene (or dextropropoxyphene) belongs to opioids. The other well-known and widely used drug in that group is codeine. Both can cause dependancy when abused and in patients addicted to opioids. However, propoxyphene is considered to be a rather weak opioid, relatively "safe" in comparison to the other ones in the group. It does not usually affect mind condition of the patients much, at the same time being effective in alleviating physical withdrawal effects (muscle cramps, etc).
Acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever and a fever reducer that increases the effects of propoxyphene.
In Mylan 1155 Darvocet-N, Napsylate salt of Propoxyphene is used in the formulation. There can be found a different formulation of Darvocet - with Propoxyphene Hydrochloride (or dextropropoxyphene HCl), such as Mylan 130. Due to the fact that these salts have different molecular masses, the amount of Propoxyphene in both formulations is the same, though Mylan 1155 contains 100mg of Propoxyphene (Napsylate) and Mylan 130 - only 65mg of Propoxyphene (Hydrochloride). Propoxyphene Napsylate is claimed to have less risk of abuse, as this salt is almost insoluble in water and, as a result, it cannot be injected. Moreover, Propoxyphene Napsylate gives lower peak blood level.
CAUTION: You may take up to 1000mg of Acetaminophen at a time or up to 4000mg during the day. Larger doses are dangerously harmful for the liver. That means you should not take more than one Mylan 1155 pill at a time, or six Mylan 1155 pills during the day.
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 are generally more affordable.
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 Darvocet marketed by
other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order the medication by clicking this image of Mylan 1155 Darvocet-N 100 pill.