I found a pill in my sons room and I need help identifying what my child is taking.
What is a round yellow pill with only the number 40 on it written in brown?
- 25 Nov 2011 by kostelica
- 26 November 2011
If it were Oxycontin, it would have "OC" on the other side. However, a generic would not say OC. Oxycontins are also imprinted rather than "written". There is a drug called Opana, which is morphine, but it is an octagonal pill, and again the 40 is imprinted. If the pill is smooth rather than chalky, then it is definitely not Opana.
I'm sorry to say that it sounds like the pill you found is Oxycontin or generic oxycodone, but based on your description alone and not actually seeing it there is no way to be sure so PLEASE don't go throwing accusations without certainty. Bring the pill to your pharmacist and they will be able to positively identify the pill for you.
Opioid meds are very addictive and dangerous, and intervention if your child is using them is imperative. However, BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN OF WHAT YOUR CHILD MAY BE USING BEFORE CONFRONTING THEM. Also, drug tests are available. Just know that oxycodone WILL NOT display a positive result on a general "opiate" panel. You must by the test that specifically lists oxycodone because the opiate panel is intended to test for heroin or opium, not synthetic opioids.
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