Mylan Medications - Identify Your Pill
What is Mylan 130? What kind of medication is the orange pill with MYLAN 130 written on its sides?
Mylan 130 is a generic version of Darvocet. The film-coated oval oblong orange tablet
with MYLAN written on one side and 130
written on the other contains
Acetaminophen 650mg and
Propoxyphene Hydrochloride 65mg.
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 130 Darvocet, Hydrochloride salt of Propoxyphene is used in the formulation. There can be found different formulations of Darvocet - with Propoxyphene Napsylate, such as Mylan 155, the so called Darvocet-N 100. Due to the fact that these propoxyphene salts have different molecular masses, the amount of Propoxyphene in both formulations is the same, though Mylan 155 contains 100mg of Propoxyphene (Napsylate) and Mylan 130 - only 65mg of Propoxyphene (Hydrochloride). However, 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. Both features make Mylan 130 less common as compared to Mylan 155.
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 130 pill at a time, or six Mylan 130 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 Mylan's Darvocet by clicking this image of Mylan 130 pill.