What is Mylan 5222? What kind of medication is the
blue (or blue and green) capsule with "MYLAN 5222" written on its sides?
Mylan 5222 capsule is Omeprazole
(generic Prilosec) delayed release 40 mg. The medicine is used to
treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other
conditions caused by excess stomach acid.
Mylan's Omeprazole is also available in 10 mg and 20 mg strengths
as Mylan 5211 and Mylan 6150 capsules.
Omeprazole was first marketed in the US under the brand name Losec in
1989. In 1990, at the request of FDA, the brand name Losec was changed
to Prilosec to avoid confusion with the diuretic Lasix (Furosemide, see
Mylan 216). Due to the fact that
(including Mylan 5222 capsules) features the quality of decreasing the
amount of acid produced in the stomach, it may be used for the
treatment of irritation of the esophagus caused by GERD, for healing of
erosive esophagitis, for the treatment of alcoholic or life-style
associated gastritis, for short-term treatment of ulcers of the stomach
or small intestines, and even to decrease the risk of stomach bleeding
in patients suffering from severe forms of ulcers. Omeprazole is one of
the most widely prescribed stomach drugs available under various brand
names throughout the world.
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
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
you may try and order Omeprazole (Prilosec) marketed by
other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order Mylan's Omeprazole by clicking this
image of Mylan 5222 capsules.