This pill is round and white and has no markings on either side. Even over the counter medications seem to have some sort of marking on them.
What you have is either a nutritional supplement or illegal. All medication sold in the usa has to have id markings. There is probably no way of identifying it, unless someone happens to be familiar with that pill. My time release melatonin is a small round white pill with no markings.
I would say if its not marked don't take it! It's just one pill and if it came from yours or another Childs possession, ask where it came from. Be gentle about it. If it was given to you or a friend, get rid of it! People don't understand that yes one little pill could very much harm or even kill someone! Even if it was some type of antibiotic. I have a friend that was almost killed by taking something they happened to be allergic too! All medications are marked by the FDA because it's the law! People are making pills such as ex, and alot of others! These most of the time don't have marks and if they do it's not what a drug company would use! If your concerned that a child is involved then take it to the police so they can figure it out so who ever sold or gave this to a child can be stopped! I hope it's just an old aspirin that rolled around in someone's pocket and the mark got worn off! I hope this helps! Nanimal
sharon - with no markings, there is no way to know for sure what it is, no matter what friends or whoever may say. As mentioned before, if you found it on a child or teen, and want to absolutely find out, your local police dept may be able to get it to a lab to be tested. However, if someone has given it to you for recreational use, flush it down the toilet. If something is unable to be identified, it is not worth the possible reactions, problems. Let us know what you decide to do... it could be helpful to someone else. Best of luck...
There are actually about 100 different kinds of over the counter medications/supplements that match this description. However, the most common one that I see is Aspirin. Most companies have their logo imprinted on the side. But, generic/store brands do not.
As a health care provider, I strongly advise you NOT to take anything that you are unsure of. When in doubt, throw it out is a good rule to follow.
Actually throwing it out isn't a great idea either, because it is bad for the environment and hazardous to humans and animals that might stumble upon it. To discard old or unused medications, contact your pharmacy. Many of them have a depository with the sole purpose of safely destroying medications. In my area, CVS pharmacies have this service.
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