What is a blue pill with a v on one side and 2531 on the other side?

Not Medical Advice: The round, blue-colored pill with V 2531 imprint has been identified as Clonazepam 1 mg.

This drug belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines that affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.

Klonopin (clonazepam) is used to treat anxiety, seizure disorders or panic disorder, bipolar disorder, benzodiazepine withdrawal, periodic limb movement disorder and more.

In medical news, New York's anti-painkiller program started on August 27. Now, doctors will have to check their patients’ drug histories in a state database before they can prescribe narcotic painkillers and other powerful medications. The new requirement is meant to curb abuse, but its side effects worry some physicians.

The new responsibility for doctors is part of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP, a state law introduced by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and passed last year. Learn more at Democrat and Chronicle.

Updated on Friday, September 20 2013 at 04:10AM EDT
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