Mylan Medications - Identify Your Pill
What is Mylan 88? What kind of medication is the oval gray to purple pill marked with MYLAN on one side and 88 on the other?
Mylan 88 is a generic version of immediate release Carbidopa and Levodopa (Sinemet). The oval gray or purplish to lavender pill with MYLAN written on one side and 88 written on the other is a compound medicine which contains carbidopa and levodopa 25mg and 100mg respectively. Together with Sinemet, other brand names include Parcopa, Atamet, and Apo-Levocarb.
Carbidopa and Levodopa (Sinemet) is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Carbidopa inhibits peripheral metabolism of Levodopa. This property is significant in that it allows a greater proportion of peripheral Levodopa to cross the blood brain barrier for central nervous system effect. Used in tandem with Levodopa (or L-DOPA, a dopamine precursor converted in the body to dopamine), it increases the plasma half-life of Levodopa from 50 minutes to one and half hours.
In adults, the starting dose is 1 pill of Carbidopa/Levodopa 25mg/100mg taken 3 times daily, or Carbidopa/Levodopa 10mg/100mg taken 3 to 4 times daily. Dosage may be increased by 1 pill once daily or every other day as needed (max, 8 pills a day).
You should ask your doctor for more details of using Carbidopa/Levodopa.
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 88 carbidopa/levodopa pills 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 Carbidopa and Levodopa (Sinemet) marketed by other manufacturers, too!
You may try and order Carbidopa/Levodopa (Sinemet) by clicking this image of Mylan 88 pill.