A white circular pill with 48 10 on one side and a v on the other

Not Medical Advice: A pill with a mark of 48 10 V has been identified as Oxycodone hydrochloride 5 mg.

Oxycodone Hydrochloride is in a group of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It is only for adults who have moderate to severe pain that is expected to last a short period of time (acute), and pain that continues around-the-clock and is likely to last for a long period of time (chronic).

It is a federally controlled substance because it is a strong opioid pain medicine that can be misused by people who abuse prescription medicines or street drugs. Additionally, Oxycodone Hydrochloride is not established as safe and effective in children under age 18 years of age.

According to news, the FDA approved an updated label for the reformulated controlled-release oxycodone hydrochloride (OxyContin®; Purdue Pharma; Stamford, Connecticut) on April 16, 2013. The FDA further declared that the reformulated OxyContin is therapeutically equivalent to original OxyContin, which stopped delivery to pharmacies in August 2010, because of safety concerns.

Updated on Friday, June 14 2013 at 03:55AM EDT
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