White oval pill with 58 on one side and tv on the other

Not Medical Advice: Tramadol hydrochloride 50 mg. has been identified as the pill with imprint TV 58.

Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is used in the treatment of back pain, chronic pain, anxiety, rheumatoid arthritis and more.

Side effects from Tramadol are typically not common, but still can take place.

Of interest, an African plant called Nauclea latifolia has been found to be a natural source of the synthetic opioid tramadol.

It is colloquially known as the African peach or pin cushion tree and grows widely across Central and West Africa and is used by local populations to treat a wide variety of ailments, including epilepsy, malaria, general pain and many infectious diseases. Learn more here.

Good news! Scientists have genetically modified yeast cells to make them churn out painkillers that are normally harvested from opium poppies.

The procedure raises hopes for a biological manufacturing route that slashes the time it takes to make the valuable drugs from a year to several days...find out more at The Guardian.

Updated on Monday, August 17 2015 at 10:58AM EDT
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