What kind of pill has 44 175 on it and is a white bar

Not Medical Advice: The pill with imprint 44 175 has been identified as Acetaminophen 500 mg. It is used in the treatment of pain; muscle pain; sciatica; plantar fasciitis; fever (and more), and belongs to the drug class miscellaneous analgesics.

Acetaminophen is an active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines. And, it is also combined with other active ingredients in medicines that treat allergy, cough, colds, flu, and sleeplessness.

The FDA has taken action to improve the safety of consumers when using acetaminophen. They are recommending health care professionals discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule or other dosage unit, as limiting the amount of acetaminophen per dosage unit will reduce the risk of severe liver injury from inadvertent acetaminophen overdose, which can lead to liver failure, liver transplant, and death.

Most painkillers are given for medical purposes; however these drugs oftentimes find themselves in the wrong hands. Check out some tips to prevent painkiller abuse at Painkillerskill.org.

Even though pinched nerves, tight back muscles, or a weak hip are often blamed for low back pain, current evidence shows that the brain may ultimately be the blame. Find out more at The Guardian Liberty Voice.

Updated on Thursday, September 11 2014 at 10:36AM EDT
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