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Mylan 5220 Capsule
What is Mylan 5220? What kind of medication is the pink and white capsule with Mylan 5220 written on its sides?
Mylan 5220 pink and white capsule is 120 mg Diltiazem hydrochloride (generic for Cartia). Each capsule with "Mylan 5220" written in black on its pink side contains 120 mg of Diltiazem HCl.
Diltiazem is in a group of the so called calcium channel blockers. The medicne is used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic stable angina (chest pain), and certain heart rhythm disorders. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels.
Mylan Pharmaceutical manufactures and distributes Diltiazem HCl in the form of XR (CD) and SR extended-release capsules. The abbreviation "XR" stands for "extended-release". CD means "controlled delivery", SR - "sustained release". Although in each case, you get a pill with a prolonged action, XR and SR variations of the drug work differently because the mechanism used to disperse the drug varies in them. As a result, the recommended doses of SR variations of Diltiazem HCl are normally only equal halves of the recommended doses of XR variations.
Mylan 5220 capsules belong to the XR variation of Diltiazem HCl.
See also Mylan 5340.
Diltiazem HCl is also available as brand name Cartia (Diltiazem HCl XR or Diltiazem HCl CD), and Cartia XT (Diltiazem HCl SR). Other brand names include: Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA, Dilacor XR, Dilt-CD, Dilt-XR, Diltia XT, Diltiazem Hydrochloride CD, Diltiazem Hydrochloride SR, Diltiazem Hydrochloride XR, Diltiazem Hydrochloride XT, Diltzac, Taztia XT, Tiazac, Cardizem SR, Cardizem Monovial, and Matzim LA.
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 5220 capsules, are generally more affordable as compared to their brand name analogues.
However, you may try and order Diltiazem hydrochloride marketed by other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order the medication by clicking this image of Mylan 5220 Diltiazem hydrochloride 120mg capsule.