Wat is a light blue oblong shaped pill with omj 150 on the front

The light blue, oblong-shaped pill with the imprint "OMJ 150" has been identified as Nucynta ER (generic Tapentadol). This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Nucynta is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate). It is a class 2 drug, with a high risk for abuse.

The side effects of Nucynta are nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, increased sweating, or tiredness. Serious allergic reactions to this drug are rare. Seek medical attention immediately if you notice any symptoms of a serious reaction.

In recent news, there has been an increase of prescription drug abuse among veterans. A study last year of more than 450,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans showed that 4.5 percent had a drug abuse disorder diagnosis, more than double the civilian rate. The same study showed that “funding for VA substance abuse treatment programs has declined relative to other healthcare services.”

Updated on Thursday, October 18 2012 at 02:27AM EDT