Saturday, September 25, 2010

M 5 Pill

QUESTION: What is M 5 pill?
ANSWER: M 5 pill is 5mg Oxycodone hydrochloride, a generic variation for brand-named OxyContin, a product of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Unlike Mallinckrodt's "512" pill, "M 5" contains no acetaminophen, just pure oxycodone, which is an opioid pain reliever.

DESCRIPTION: Round, white, debossed with an "M" inside a square shape on one side, and a "5" placed over a score on the other.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

M P/T Pill

One more Mylan's M-indexed pill, this time it is M P/T pill. Like Mylan's M T7 pill, M P/T pill contains tramadol hydrochloride, but there is a difference between them. In M P/T pills, tramadol is combined with acetaminophen, which is a milder analgetic free of any narcotic-like effects. However, acetaminophen increases pain relieving effects of tramadol in M P/T pills.

Each M P/T pill contains 37.5 mg tramadol hcl and 325 mg acetaminophen. The medication is also available under various brand names that include Ultracet and Tramacet.

DESCRIPTION: Little round yellow to beige pill, one side is debossed with "M", the other side has "P/T" index on it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

M T7 Pill

QUESTION: What drug is the pill indexed with M T7?
ANSWER: M T7 pill is generic tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg pill manufactured by Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The medication is also known under brand name Ultram. It is an opioid pain killer used to treat moderate to severe pain. Caution: the pill can be habit-forming! One should not take more than two M T7 pills (100 mg) at a time, or six M T7 pills (300 mg) daily. After long use, the medicine doses are recommended to be reduced gradually to avoid severe withdrawals.

DESCRIPTION: Little round white pill debossed with "M" on one side and "T7" on the other.

Monday, August 9, 2010

M 1772 Pill

M 1772 pill is generic Darvocet-N 100 pill manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Darvocet-N 100 is a compound analgetic that consists of 100 mg propoxyphene napsylate (a mild narcotic pain reliver) and 650 mg acetaminophen (a milder pain reliever and fever reducer).

DESCRIPTION: Oblong, pink pill, one side is debossed with "M" (placed inside a square shape), the other side has a "1772" index on it.

By effects, M 1772 pills can be compared to Mylan 155 pills which are, in fact, generic Darvocet-N 100 pill, too, just manufactured by Mylan Pharms.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

M 545 Pill

QUESTION: What drug is the pill indexed M 545?
ANSWER: M 545 pill is mirtazapine (generic Remeron), an antidepressant. Each little round pill contains 45 mg mirtazapine. It is the largest amount of the medication that can be taken during the day. M 545 pill is product of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DESCRIPTION: Little round beige-colored pill indexed with "M 545" on one side, the other side is blank.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

M360 Pill

M360 pill is a generic Lortab (Norco, Vicodin) preparation which is even stronger than our previously examined Mallinckrodt's M359 pill. Each M360 pill contains 7.5mg hydrocodone bitartrate together with 750mg acetaminophen.

Like in any Lortab version, in M360 pills, acetaminophen acts as an itensifier of analgetic effects of hydrocodone. But you should remember that taking more than 1000 mg acetaminophen at a time may be harmful for the liver. Being especially reach in acetaminophen, M360 pills must be taken no sooner than two hours one after one, not more than five to six pills during the day.

You may compare WATSON 387 pill to M360 pill, too, as both of them are actually the same medicine made by different manufacturers.

M359 Pill

QUESTION: What drug is M359 pill?
ANSWER: M359 pill is generic Lortab, a compound pain killer. Each pill contains 7.5mg hydrocodone and 650mg acetaminophen. It is a product made by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Other popular brand names for this medication are Norco and Vicodin.

DESCRIPTION: Oval white pill, scored on one side, indexed with "M359" code on the other.

You may compare white M359 pill to pink

Saturday, July 31, 2010

M358 Pill

QUESTION: How strong is M358 pill?
ANSWER: M358 pill, which is a generic version of Vicodin 7.5/500 contains a combination of hydrocodone/aetaminophen 7.5mg / 500mg. With a rather high amount of hydrocodone bitartrate, M358 pill can be listed as a strong analgetic which is prescribed for treatment of moderate to severe pain.

DESCRIPTION: Oval shaped, white colored, indexed "M358" on one side, scored on the other. Other brand names include Lortab and Norco.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

M357 Pill

QUESTION: What sort of pill is M357 pill?
ANSWER: M357 pill is hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5mg/500mg pill, which is a generic version of brand name Vicodin, or Lortab, or Norco produced by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is a mild narcotic pain reliever.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong (or oval shaped) white pill, scored on one side and indexed with "M357" code on the other.

By strengths, each M357 pill equals a Watson 349 pill.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

M 752 Pill - Generic Allegra (Fexofenadine)

QUESTION: What drug is M 752 round blue pill?
ANSWER: A blue M 752 pill is 30 mg fexofenadine hydrochloride pill, a generic version for name brand Allegra. It is an anti-allergic medication used mainly for treatment of seasonal rhinitis. M 752 pill is product of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DESCRIPTION: Round blue pill with "M" debossed on one side and "752" on the other.

M364 Pill - Generic Vicodin 10/750

QUESTION: M364 pill - what drug is it?
ANSWER: M364 pill is the strongest preparation of generic Vicodin manufactured by Mallinckrodt Pharms. It equals brand-named Vicodin 10/750, i.e. each M364 pill contains a combination of hydrocodone/acetaminophen 10mg/750mg. It can as well be called a generic variation for Lortab and Norco. The same high strengths of active ingredients are found in Watson 3228 pills, which are product of another renowned manufacturer, Watson Pharmaceuticals. All of the products mentioned here are potent pain relievers.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong white pill with "M364" code debossed on one side and a score on the other.

Friday, July 23, 2010

M363 Pill

QUESTION: What is M363 pill?
ANSWER: M363 pill is one more variation for generic Vicodin/Lortab/Norco. This time, the pill's strength is hydrocodone/acetaminophen 10mg/500mg. By analgetic effects, M363 pill equals Watson 540 pill.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong, white-colored, with a score on one side and M363 index on the other.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

M362 Pill

QUESTION: What medicine is M362 pill?
ANSWER: M362 is hydrocodone/acetaminophen pill that is slightly different in strength from M361 pill. Together with 10mg hydrocodone bitartrate, it contains 660mg acetaminophen, which is a little more strength as compared to the previous combination. However, M362 pill can as well be listed as generic Vicodin (or Lortab, or Norco).

DESCRIPTION: Oblong white pill with M362 code debossed on one side, the other side is scored.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

M361 Pill

QUESTION: What strength is M361 pill?
ANSWER: M361 pill is hydrocodone/acetaminophen 10mg/650mg. So, the pill can as well be called generic Vicodin 10/650. M361 pills are product of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Inc.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong light-blue pill with M361 debossed on one side, the other side is blank.

NB!: The same formulations are available from other manufacturers, too. E.g., Watson 503 pill.

M366 Pill

QUESTION: What medicine is my M366 pill?
ANSWER: M366 code debossed on the pill says that it is generic Vicodin (Lortab, Norco) 7.5/325, a compound pain killer. Each M366 pill contains 7.5mg hydrocodone bitartrate and 325mg acetaminophen.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong white pill with M366 index debossed on one side, the other side is blank.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

M365 Pill

QUESTION: What is my M365 pill?
ANSWER: The pill indexed "M365" is generic Vicodin (Lortab, Norco): hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5mg/325mg. It is a mild narcotic pain killer. M365 pills are product of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

DESCRIPTION: Oblong white pill. One side is indexed with M365 code debossed on it, the other side is scored.

What is it all about?

There exists a rather common problem of identifying some medications. Or, to be exact, identifying some pills that can be distinguished by a code imprinted or embossed on them. These codes or pill indexes have incredible variations, and we have no chance of listing and classifying all of them here. Here, we shall only examine pills that have the letter "M" as part of their indexes.

What does this "M" mean? A common situation is representing a company's name with a letter. In this case, we find two well-known pharmaceutical companies which have names starting with M. They are Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical Inc. Both of them manufacture a wide range of medicines, and some of the pills do bear an M on them, e.g. Mylan's M 321 pill (generic lorazepam), or Mallinckrodt's M582 pill (generic Percocet).

In this blog, we shall try and help you identify such pills, telling you what meds and what strengths they are, as well as what they are used for.

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