What is this pill?
October 18, 2006 1:31 PM   Subscribe

What is this pill? Oval, largeish, yellow with brown specks, and a capital "V" imprint.

I've tried many a pill identification sites, with no avail. I found them in a box from my dorm life. I doubt its anything scandalous or dangerous, but I don't want to throw them out/give them to unsuspecting partygoers until I know for sure.
posted by Betty_effn_White to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
MDMA? 2C-B? It is most likely not of pharmaceutical origins from your description. Can you post a picture?
posted by geoff. at 1:33 PM on October 18, 2006

Response by poster: I'm positive its a legal, possibly herbal pharmaceutical. If I had bought/been given four tablets of mdma or anything like that, I probably would have remembered.

No pic, I don't have access to a digital camera at the moment.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 1:40 PM on October 18, 2006

I had good luck in this thread identifying a mystery pill.
posted by grateful at 1:47 PM on October 18, 2006

Vivarin? (200mg caffeine)

Another place to ask: http://www.pharmer.org/forum/pill_identification

search terms used: street drug identification
posted by trevyn at 1:48 PM on October 18, 2006

I second trevyn's Vivarin ID. (Street/prescription drugs don't do the embossing thing.)

I gobbled the V in college, until I learned to appreciate good coffee...
posted by turducken at 1:54 PM on October 18, 2006

Does it smell? If it smells kind of nasty (or it does if you crush a little bit of it), it might be a B-vitamin suppliment. Mine are relatively large, ovoid tablets that are orange or dark yellow with brown flecks.
posted by cobaltnine at 1:55 PM on October 18, 2006

(...to avoid getting slammed by nitpickers: some Rx drugs do indeed emboss. Whatever. It's Vivarin.)
posted by turducken at 1:56 PM on October 18, 2006

Street/prescription drugs don't do the embossing thing.
They absolutely do But it does sound like vivarin in this case.
posted by empath at 1:56 PM on October 18, 2006

Response by poster: The "V" is exactly the same as that of vivarin. The shape is different though, more of an oval than a rounded rectangle
posted by Betty_effn_White at 1:58 PM on October 18, 2006

You can try the Pill ID Wizard.

Also, I have to disagree with turducken-- street and prescription drugs both can have embossed surfaces.
posted by the jam at 2:00 PM on October 18, 2006

Sorry, didn't mean to pile on. Didn't see the other comments in preview.
posted by the jam at 2:03 PM on October 18, 2006

If you think it might be a street drug, www.ecstasydata.org or www.pillreports.com might be worth checking. I'm guessing it probably isn't, though.
posted by Infinite Jest at 8:50 PM on October 18, 2006

Is it this (assuming Fuzzy's beak left an imprint)?

Sorry, I really don't know, but I wanted to say that I love your username!
posted by rob511 at 9:51 PM on October 18, 2006

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