Hello. I am vacationing in Belize on Ambergris Caye. I have an issue with fibroids that are causing extreme pain in my pelvic area. I was directed to a local pharmacy and instructed to purchase some pain pills. I was told they are similar to Vicodin. After purchasing, I am very nervous to take them because I've never seen a pill like this. It is white, oval and has a symbol on one side. The pharmacist insisted they were sufficient pain medication and the pharmacy was recommended by reputable locals. I'm just not sure about the symbol on the pill. Has anyone ever come across this type of medication? I wouldn't normally purchase but my cramping is very bad and we're here for 12 days.
Nanner81; Yes they warn us about taking medications from out of the country. However, if you are in that much pain and the Pharmacist says it's a good medication for pain. The way I would look at it is your in a strange place and far from home. I would start by taking 1/4 of the tablet and make sure it agrees with you and if you need more take 1/4 at a time keep track so you don't go over one pill at a time and keep them 4 to 6 hours apart. And you should be fine.Under these circumstances, I feel that you have no choice. But doing the first pill in quarters you well know how it affects you than if you're going to need more you well know how to adjust the next pill Best of luck. Chuck1957
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