The U.S. Food Drug Administration requires prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) medications to have an imprint code etched or marked on the pill that is visible on all medicines. If a tablet does not have a visible imprinted mark of letters, numbers, or both, it is likely a vitamin, herbal remedy, or another type of supplement such as a caffeine pill for energy. The regulation on identifying medications used for medicinal purposes as doctor-prescribed or as over-the-counter enables the drug to be identified.
The Meaning of A215 on Prescription Pills
The combination of letters and numbers is standard for prescriptions and OTC types of medications. It includes narcotics for pain relief and drugs at risk of misuse or addiction as controlled substances. The number and letter combination on a pill or bottle of liquid medication or powders will identify whether or not it is a controlled substance, a narcotic, or an uncontrolled drug that still requires a doctor’s supervision but is not addictive. The FDA requires this imprint to be visible on all medications. It does not require numbers or letters but is preferred.
No drug product in a solid oral dosage form may be introduced or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce unless it is clearly marked or imprinted with a code imprint that, in conjunction with the product’s size, shape, and color, permits the unique identification of the drug product and the manufacturer or distributor of the product. Identification of the drug product requires identification of its active ingredients and its dosage strength. Inclusion of a letter or number in the imprint, while not required, is encouraged as a more effective means of identification than a symbol or logo by itself. (FDA)
More About Oxycodone A215 Pills
The imprint A215 identities the narcotic pain reliever oxycodone. This pill is small and blue. The A215 means it is Oxycodone Hydrochloride, also referred to as Oxy, by drug users. It contains 27 mg of Oxycodone and 3 mg of hydrochloride. Oxycodone is prescribed for serious medical conditions that cause chronic pain. Oxycodone is often prescribed to people diagnosed with cancer that causes pain, major injuries that heal slowly, after major dental surgery, severe back pain, and burn victims. A215 pills can only be acquired through medical doctors and with limitations on how frequently they can refill their prescription. People prescribed Oxycodone are also required to undergo repeat medical exams and assessments by their doctor.
Because the A215 pill is a narcotic, it is illegal to possess without valid prescriptions. Anyone who is found to have an A215 pill without a prescription will get arrested and charged with felony possession of a narcotic/ controlled substance. Oxycodone, especially this strength, is very sought after by people who struggle with an addiction to drugs. Oxycodone is an opioid type of drug that does cause addiction and physical dependency quickly. When a person is physically dependent on an opioid such as the A215 Oxy pill, they will experience physical withdrawal symptoms if they do not use it or another opioid every day.
There is Still an Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is still occurring throughout the world, and the United States is essentially a result of the A215 variety of Oxycodone. Unfortunately, during the 1990’s the pharmaceutical companies misinformed doctors that Oxycodone was not as addictive as it is. During that era, doctors prescribed Oxycodone for headaches, menstrual cramps, and other painful conditions that do not necessarily require this strength of pain relief to be cured. What occurred was a mass number of people getting addicted to Oxycodone. The overprescribing of Oxycodone then led people to seek other opioid drugs such as heroin to sustain their addiction to opioids.
Doctors and medical practitioners are currently aware of the addiction that can quickly occur with the oxycodone A215 drug. Therefore, it is rarely prescribed. It is also limited by law on how much can be specified in a prescription. The opioid epidemic is still causing people to use opioids like A215 or heroin and others, which will inevitably destroy their lives and cause death to occur often. The solution for helping someone addicted to Oxycodone A215 pills or other opioids is to seek out medically supervised detox services.
Opioid drugs like the A215 cause severe opioid withdrawal and detox symptoms. They cannot be tolerated without medications and medical supervision. Opioid addiction holds someone captive because of the withdrawal symptoms. The only way to relieve them is to use more opioids. A person who is addicted to A215 pills will experience a fast onset of harsh flu-like symptoms, fever, chills, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bone and muscle pain, skin-crawling, racing pulse, and increased blood pressure as well as restlessness, insomnia, and desperation to do anything to get more opioids.
How to Help a Loved One with Oxycodone Addiction
To learn how to help someone who needs to get clean from A215 Oxy pills, reach out to our team of interventionists to learn more about the oxycontin detox process. Once detox has been completed, an inpatient treatment program will show them the way out of addiction for good.