Help to Identify Light and Dark Brown Pill Capsule Mexico Generic Collins Imprint

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harleymaggie
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 This brown capsule is a generic something from mexico made and marked collins.  can anyone tell me what it is, name or what it is used for?  thanksCapsule Mexico Generic Form Pill Identity Help Collins Light and Dark Brown: This brown capsule is a generic something from mexico made and marked collins. can anyone tell me what it is, name or what it is used for? thanks

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Collins Brown Capsule

You're the second person to inquire about this capsule.

And the image looks the same:

Submitted by wired on May 19, 2007 - 7:32pm.
Brown Capsule

 

What's the capsule supposed to be?

The biggest problem with many foreign meds is that they don't carry a unique imprint. Many of Collins products only have the company's logo and no other markings.


I'm not a pharmacist or a medical doctor. This message is not medical advice nor is it an offer to provide medical advice. All drug identifications should be validated by a licensed MD or pharmacist.
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2 tone brown capsule

I purchased these and they are generic omeprazole (proton pump inhibitor) for stomach reflux. Same as prilosec

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Hey, Markyrich! Thanks for

Hey, Markyrich! Thanks for the ID. Can you tell us who the manufacturer of this pill is please. Not often a thread this old gets resurrected, much less identified. 

Thank you, again.

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omeprazole

They are indeed manufactured by Collins Pharma, an American company who manufacture many low-cost generics for domestic and foreign sales; seen only in the Western Hemisphere, never Europe or Africa/Asia/Oceania. Omeprazole has been found to raise the % age of users developing osteoporosis and is now being replaced in the vast majority of prescriptions by lansoprazole, another PPI. Similar risk/benefit prescriptions can be seen in NSAIDs. Diclofenac (Na/K) should now be used only topically in the form of Voltarol gel - diclofenac and ibuprofen are the worst of these drugs for raising the chqnces of sudden myocardial infarction when taken over a period of 7 - 14 days or more (I was prescribed the high dose Arthrotec 75 for over 20 years and my doctor suspects this is the cause of my early stroke.) with little difference in the hugely increased incidence when period of use is extended to months or years; the damage seems to be done during the first week or two of treatment. Any NSAID need is now generally filled by Naproxen, seen as the 'best of a huge number of evils', and I am given 1 gram daily - it is not recommended to exceed 750mg/day...

PPIs are usually prescribed along with NSAIDs, the idea being to counteract one side effect with another, the problem being the new evidence-based and massive risks to health that both present. Celecoxib is similar to diclofenac in the percentage incidence of heart attack in the absence of cardiac disease, and this has been known for some time if you examine prescription numbers over the past 15 years. Publicity has been minimal, and ibuprofen, one of the largest and most dangerous offenders, is advertised aggressively.  Diclofenac gel, absorbed transdermally, has not been thoroughly tested to my knowledge to see whether or not the same risks are evident when absorbed by that route compared with the oral route.

ID note: In almost all countries medication is dispensed in clearly printed blister packs and boxes, and DOES have identification marks, but just not in the strict code methodology used in the USA. Meds are rarely dispensed loose in  bottles and it is actively discouraged; there are few incidences of misidentification because the tablets/capsules should always be taken directly after being extracted from their blister. Example: Centrafarm flunitrazepam 2mg is a white tablet with no markings whatever but a well-printed blister pack on which every individual tablet is under a square of aluminium printed with drug and strength as well as expiry date and often manufacturer. Cheaper generics may not be in such well printed blisters but meds are not designed to be found loose, so ID is not an issue. 90% of tablets carry some kind of ID markings. My clonazepam since the withdrawal of the Roche proprietary brand,  as dreadful as it is, forcing me to buy from Europe in original Roche packaging, is by Auden and marked 'CLN 2' with cross-score on reverse. Even without blister they are immediately recognisable as 2mg clonazepam tablets.