What is a pill that is round, yellow with a V on one side and 230 on the other side?

Not Medical Advice: A round, yellow tablet with 230 on one side and a shape that looks like a V on the other side is oxycodone and acetaminophen 10mg/325mg. This narcotic analgesic combination is prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain and has a high potential for abuse if misused.

Unused tablets should be destroyed by flushing them down the toilet.

Less serious side effects of acetaminophen and oxycodone include blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, upset stomach, vomiting, and mild nausea. Lightheadedness, unusual behavior or thoughts, urination difficulties, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin) should be reported to your doctor.

Of interest, New York have plans to enforce a new initiative called Operation Safety Cap. City pharmacies will be asked to store decoy bottles fitted with GPS devices among strong painkillers like Oxycontin and oxycodone. The hope is that after a robbery the bait bottles filled with harmless placebos will lead to stockpiles of stolen prescription drugs .

Wednesday, January 16 2013