Mylan Medications - Identify Your Pill
What are Mylan 271 pills? What kind of
medication is the light-gray round pill with MYLAN 271
embossed on one side and a score on the other?
Mylan 271 is Diazepam
2mg (generic for Valium manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Inc). It is an anti-anxiety, anti-convulsant, sedative/hypnotic
and skeletal muscle relaxant. Each Mylan 271 pill contains 2mg
Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain, thus changing a person's mood,
or helping him or her to relax mentally and physically.
Diazepam is known since 1960, with its improved version (Valium)
since 1963. Together with such medications as Alprazolam (Xanax) and Lorazepam (Ativan), it belongs to
Diazepam (Valium) is a core medicine in the World Health Organization's
"Essential Drugs List", which is a list of minimum medical needs for
a basic health care system.
For oral administration Diazepam tablets are supplied in three strengths
- 2mg (including Mylan 271 pill), 5mg (Mylan 345, too), 10mg (Mylan 477, too). Besides Mylan's products,
numerous generic versions of Valium are available.
In adults, starting dose of Diazepam is usually 2-2.5mg (one Mylan
271 or a half of Mylan 345 pill) to 5mg taken once or twice a day.
Then, the dose is gradually increased up to 5mg or 10mg taken twice
daily. If needed, Diazepam can be administered in doses of 20mg
taken two or three times a day. But the maximum daily dose of
Diazepam must not exceed 60mg.
In children aged 1 to 3, a single dose of Diazepam should not
exceed 1mg, with a total daily dose of 2mg. In children aged
3 to 7, a single dose - 2mg, a total daily dose - 6mg. In children
aged 7 or older, a single dose - 3mg to 5mg, a total daily dose -
8mg to 10mg.
Dosages should be determined on an individual basis, depending on the
condition to be treated, the severity of symptoms, the body weight of
the patient, and the individual's response to the treatment.
Because of the drug's addictive potential, dosages should never be
increased by the patient. Even when taken in low doses during a
long period of time, Diazepam leads to physical dependance in
ALL patients. Skipping a regular dose may cause such symptoms as
dizziness, blurred vision, increased heart beat, feelings of
unreality, pins and needles. Abrupt cessation after a prolonged period
of using Diazepam can cause serious withdrawal symptoms that include:
insomnia, headaches, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, sweating,
anxiety, and fatigue. To avoid severe withdrawal, Diazepam
(including Mylan 271 generic version) should be discontinued
gradually by tapering off the dosages.
Long-term usage of Diazepam (Valium) may cause psychological
dependance in patients, too. So it is not recommended to take the
medication for more than 2 months uninterruptedly. The course of
treatment can be repeated no sooner than after a three weeks
Do not take Mylan 271 pills if you are allergic to Diazepam or other
Do not combine Mylan 271 pills with alcohol, or with any other sedative
substances, as their effects may be doubled making you drowsy or/and
imparing your thinking.
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
However, you may try and order Valium (Diazepam)
marketed by other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order Mylan's Diazepam by clicking this
image of Mylan 271 Diazepam 2mg pill.