What is Mylan 1560? What kind of medication is the
lavender and white oblong capsule with "MYLAN 1560" written on its
sides? (The lavender-colored half of the capsule is also sometimes
described as light purple or smoky bluish gray.)
Mylan 1560 is extended-release
Dilantin) 100 mg. It is an anti-convulsant (anti-epileptic) used for
seizure control. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that
cause seizures. Other brand names of the medication include: Dilantin
Infatabs, Dilantin Kapseals, Dilantin-125, Phenytek, Phenytoin Sodium,
You must be aware of several important features of the medication
which can be vital for your health condition. First, Phenytoin does
not treat all kinds of seizures, so your physician should determine
if it is the right medication for you. Second, after you have started
taking Phenytoin to prevent seizures, you should keep taking the
drug even if you feel fine; you may have an increase in seizures if
you stop taking Phenytoin, especially abruptly. Third, diabetic
patients should check their blood sugar on a regular basis when
taking Phenytoin as the medication can noticeably lower blood sugar.
Also, it is extremely important to take a specific blood test
before starting treatment to determine your risk of developing a
serious skin reaction that can be caused by Phenytoin (especially
if you are of Asian ancestry which makes the risk higher).
One can have depression or suicidal thoughts while treatment with
Phenytoin (Mylan 1560 capsules, too). Your family and doctor should
pay specail attention to any changes in your mood and symptoms
during the period of treatment.
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 1560 Phenytoin 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
However, you may try and order Phenytoin (Dilantin)
marketed by other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order Mylan's Phenytoin by clicking this
image of Mylan 1560 capsules.