Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pliva 430 - Metoclopramide

In fact, the medication distributed as Reglan or Maxolon is internationally known as Metoclopramide. Different pharmaceutical companies may distribute their products under various brand names. Anyway, the essential thing is the active ingredient in the drug. Name brands may change from country to country but the medicine remains the same. Pliva, Inc. manufactures its own generic version of Metoclopramide in pills of two strengths (5mg and 10mg). PLIVA 430 is 10mg pill. The pill is little, white and round, with "PLIVA 430" index debossed on one side. The other side is scored, with no letters or numbers. Metoclopramide is mainly used for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as a gastrointestinal stimulant and antinauseant.

Pliva Pills Identification

  • What is "Pliva"? Is it a special drug?
No, it is not a drug. PLIVA, Inc. is the name of a pharmaceutical company that manufactures a great variety of different drugs.

  • Are all PLIVA pills different medications?
Most of them are different. But you may often find the same drugs under different PLIVA indexes because Pliva, Inc. manufactures some of them in different strengths.

  • If I find several pills indexed with "PLIVA" letters, how do I tell one from another?
You only have to know the number debossed or imprinted on the pill. In PLIVA listing, different medicines (or strengths) are indexed with different numbers.

As the information on some medications is not always easily available, we hope this blog can be useful for those who try to identify their pills without making any extra effort. We are doing our best to make pills identification as simple as possible.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pliva 334

In addition to 250 mg pill of Metronidazole produced by Pliva, Inc., you may find a pill of a greater strength which contains twice as much of the medicine as Pliva 333 pill. Now it is indexed "Pliva 334", which is 500 mg Metronidazole (generic Flagyl). The pill is oblong, white colored, unscored, with PLIVA 334 debossed on one side of it ("PLIVA" over "334"). The medicine is used to treat different kinds of bacterial infections, mostly of urinary tract, but also amebic dysentery and liver abscess.

Different infections require different approach and varied doses of Metronidazole.

In case of vaginal and urinary tract infections, such as trichomoniasis, either four Pliva 334 pills (2000 mg of Metronidazole) are taken as a single dose or divided into two equal doses taken in the same day, or one Pliva 333 pill (250 mg of Metronidazole) is taken three times a day during a week.

In cases of amebic dysentery and amebic liver abscess, 750 mg of Metronidazole (that is one and a half of Pliva 334 pill) is taken three times a day during 5 to 10 days.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pliva 333 Pill

One more little round pill. This time, it is indexed with "PLIVA 333". "Pliva" letters do only tell you that the pill is produced by Pliva, Inc. But the number turns to be of real importance for the pill's identification. "333" says that the pill you are looking at is Metronidazole (generic Flagyl), in strength of 250 mg. It is an antibiotic used for treatment of some vaginal and urinary tract infections, amebic dysentery and liver abscess.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pliva 314 Pill

To begin with, let us have a look at a little round white pill with "PLIVA 314" index on it. The letters and numbers are debossed on one side of the pill, while the other side is scored. The pill looks nothing special, and the medicine can only be recognized by the index. Pliva 314 is actually Cyproheptadine hydrochloride, generic for Periactin. It is an anti-allergic agent with sedative properties. Each Pliva 314 pill contains 4 mg of Cyproheptadine.