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Found a circurlar pill that says the numbers 512
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    Default Found a circurlar pill that says the numbers 512

    Found a white circular pill that looks like a chewable childrens tylenol and has the numbers 512....help me please

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    is it scored on the other side? If so, it is generic percocet 5 (5mg oxycodone, 325mg apap), a schedule IIcontrolled narcotic made by mallinckrodt. If it is NOT scored on the reverse side, it is Cipro 250mg made by Bayer (an antibiotic).

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    Hi Stallion
    This has always been a big mystery to me and maybe you could help me out?

    Imprint Code: 512
    Drug/Strength/Manufacturer: Cipro 250 mg - Bayer
    Description: white round tablet

    but further down on the page you also see
    Imprint Code: MILES / 512
    Drug/Strength/Manufacturer: Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride 291.5mg - Cipro - Quality Care
    Description: Film Coated Tablet

    (I assume the 291.5mg Ciprofloxacin HCl must equate to 250 mg of base)

    Then if you do a search on Ciprofloxacin
    The result for 512 does not show up, only
    512 / MILES and
    MILES / 512.

    Miles Inc. became Bayer Corporation in April 1995, so I am assuming the imprint became CIPRO 250 (as it is today) sometime around then. The earliest Cipro label on the FDA database is dated August 2000, so I have been unable to find anywhere else on the internet to confirm this.

    I have always assumed the 512 result on the other website was a typo, and the MILES imprint on the reverse had been omitted???

    Maybe you or Kirby could provide some insight?
    Last edited by Anonymous; 07-27-2018 at 07:31 PM.

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    Robo, this is a very interesting topic and one I've often wondered about.

    The white round 512 pill has always elicited a lot of comment. I know that another website states it is Cipro. I assumed it was a typo because there was no generic for ciprofloxacin in the US until about nine months ago. I think Barr was the first with the exclusivity period.

    Yet a credible poster on another board insisted '512' was precribed to him as Cipro well before Barr introduced the generic. At the time I thought "Okay, it's available in other countries but not in the US so maybe the poster is from another country."

    I never got an answer about the country. But I do agree with you. The "Miles" was probably left off of the imprint on the other website. I think Miles was a Canadian company.

    Thank you. I'll research it further with the info you have provided - and promise to report back if I find anything significant.

    And I'm sure it's not the same as the Mallinckrodt '512' pill.

    Thanks.


    I'm not a pharmacist or a medical doctor. This message is not medical advice nor is it an offer to provide medical advice. All drug identifications should be validated by a licensed MD or pharmacist.
    Last edited by Anonymous; 07-27-2018 at 07:32 PM.

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    Thanks Kirby.

    Will be good to have the mystery solved for once and for all.

    I think MILES/512 must have been the imprint for branded Cipro prior to 1995 (when Miles Inc. became Bayer Corporation), so that would make the poster on the other board correct (assuming he too missed the vital MILES part of the imprint).

    By the way Adam, I am sure your pill is generic Percocet®
    Each pill contains Oxycodone 5 mg and Acetaminophen 325 mg
    Description: White/Round Tab
    Identification Code: Scored, debossed 512
    Info at https://www.drugs.com/acetaminophen_hydrocodone.html
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    Another piece of the puzzle - The MILES/512 imprint would have been current at an earlier time.
    Last edited by Anonymous; 07-27-2018 at 07:27 PM.

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