What is this little blue pill with 15 on one side and abg on other side. Its round

Not Medical Advice: Small, round, blue-colored pill with ABG 15 imprint has been identified as Morphine Sulphate extended-release 15 mg.

Morphine belongs to the group of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It is an opioid pain medication used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. This drug has a high potential for abuse that may lead to severe physical or psychological dependence.

Tip! Learn 5 ways to handle chronic pain at CNN.

In medical news, the opium poppy may soon meet its match. Researchers in the United States and Canada report today that they are closing in on a long-standing goal of engineering a complex suite of genes into yeast that would allow the microbes to synthesize morphine, codeine, and other medicines that have been harvested from poppies since before written history began. Find out more at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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