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    I found some pills in my teens room, They are round white dime size pills with TEC on one side and are scored down the middle on the other side, there is also a chance these came from Canada? Any help would be appreciated.

  • #2
    I think most pills with a TEC imprint are made by Ratiopharm, Canada. Ratiopharm acquired a company called Technilab sometime ago, and I know Ratiopharm is still using some TEC imprints.

    From previous research, there are apparently a few pills marked with just TEC.

    I can't help in this case since there is no unique imprint other than TEC. Your best bet is to call the company and ask for a positive ID.

    Here is contact info for the company:

    ratiopharm
    6975 Creditview Road
    Unit 5
    Mississauga, ON L5N 8E9
    Phone: (905) 858-9612
    Toll free: 1 800 266-2584
    Fax: (905) 858-9610
    Toll free fax: 1 800 881-5175

    Good luck and let us know what you find out. This same imprint has been posted many times on many boards. No one ever comes back to say what the pills could be. Since I see it so often, I'm thinking OTC or something similar.

    I think you might have to measure it down to the finest millimeter for an ID. It's really strange, but most countries don't have unique identifiers like US pills. The same imprint can be used on different sizes, colors and/or shapes - and unscored or scored. Or even worse, no imprint at all.

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    • #3
      Thanks Kirby I will try the company directly, my biggest concern is that they are some kind of oxycontin or percocet, but you think that is probably unlikely? If they are an over the counter medicine I will feel much less worried as to what he might be taking.

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      • #4
        I don't know what to tell you. Could be anything. It's just that I've seen the question so many times on other boards, give people the contact info and no one has ever come back to say "Hey, it's oxycodone/APAP!" Usually people like to post that they have a "desirable" med. So I have a feeling that a round white scored pill with TEC on it is nothing exciting. BUT I DON'T KNOW.

        Here are descriptions from Ratiopharm re oxycodone/APAP and oxycodone/aspirin:

        ratio-Oxycocet

        What form(s) does this medication come in?

        Each yellow tablet, imprinted with "TEC" on one side and scored across the other, contains oxycodone HCl 5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg.

        ratio-Oxycodan

        What form(s) does this medication come in?

        Each yellow tablet, imprinted with "TEC" on one side and a single score on the other, contains oxycodone 5 mg and ASA 325 mg.

        I realize yellow can look white to some people. These two descriptions sound identical to me, so that's why you need to contact the company for a definite ID.

        Good luck.

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        • #5
          This is from the manufacturer's website:

          Each tablet, imprinted with "TEC" on one side and scored across the other, contains oxycodone HCl 5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, and stearic acid.

          This is for mild pain and fever. Note that its suitable for children 6+. Might as well be OTC.

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          • #6
            the pill your describing are percocets (perks)
            the most common perk has TEC written on one side
            and a score down the middle on the opposite side
            and they could have came from anywhere
            in canada perks are alot harder to get compared to the states
            and i suggest talking/helping your teen asap ,
            perks are the hardest drug to quit doing once your addicted

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            • #7
              Hey hun in Canada they are percocet, highly addictive

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              • #8
                percocet

                Originally posted by ashley13 View Post
                the pill your describing are percocets (perks)
                the most common perk has TEC written on one side
                and a score down the middle on the opposite side
                and they could have came from anywhere
                in canada perks are alot harder to get compared to the states
                and i suggest talking/helping your teen asap ,
                perks are the hardest drug to quit doing once your addicted
                I highly doubt the withdrawls from percocet outweigh meth and >>>>>> withdrawls and quiting them isnt as hard either. withdrawl symptoms for these kinds of drugs is mostly in muscle pains. a couple weeks of severe pain is the effect and a feeling of weakness is generally what pain killers and muscle relaxers cause, and thats partially because your body isnt use to normal feeling anymore. not to say this isnt a serious issue but lets not make it sound worse than it is.

                basically what i am saying is that its not that hard to quit its dealing with the pain thats hard.

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                • #9
                  Tec pills

                  I take these pills under prescription for chronic osteo-arthritis--they contain percodan-which is a pain reliever and opiate derivitory--they can be addictive if used improperly

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                  • #10
                    Just to clarify the last post, this pill (round white, with TEC on one side) does not contain Percodan - Percodan is a combination of oxycodone and ASA (Aspirin), while this is Percocet which is a combination of oxycodone and acetominophen (Tylenol).
                    And to the person who said this is mild and might as well be OTC, that is really not true - the presence of another milder painkiller does not negate the fact that these pills contain 5 mg. of Oxycodone which as mentioned is quite addictive.
                    Last edited by Anonymous; 09-29-2010, 02:42 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Hi

                      Sorry to inform you, your son is taking percocet. Made in Canada.5% oxycodone mixed with 95% aspirin

                      it is addictive and used for chronic pain, but is widely abused up here by young and old alike. Any more than 2 per day is abuse.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hellhound123 View Post
                        I highly doubt the withdrawls from percocet outweigh meth and >>>>>> withdrawls and quiting them isnt as hard either. withdrawl symptoms for these kinds of drugs is mostly in muscle pains. a couple weeks of severe pain is the effect and a feeling of weakness is generally what pain killers and muscle relaxers cause, and thats partially because your body isnt use to normal feeling anymore. not to say this isnt a serious issue but lets not make it sound worse than it is.

                        basically what i am saying is that its not that hard to quit its dealing with the pain thats hard.
                        I have seen kids in as bad a withdrawl from percocet as any other opiate including >>>>>>. If you were taking 15 to 20 a day it causes severe withdrawl. Vomiting, shales, cold sweats, seizures, the whole bit. Overdoses are as common. Don't be fooled. The withdrawl is very harsh.

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                        • #13
                          These are Oxycocets

                          Originally posted by Nomad94 View Post
                          I found some pills in my teens room, They are round white dime size pills with TEC on one side and are scored down the middle on the other side, there is also a chance these came from Canada? Any help would be appreciated.
                          These are a narcotic drug. They are used for pain. They are in Canada here. Hope this helps.

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                          • #14
                            I thought while I was at it, I might as well include the following list of side effects. Also, the majority of the overdoes symptoms from this drug.


                            Side Effects of Percocet

                            The side effects of Percocet include but are not limited to:
                            • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips,
                            tongue, or face; or hives);
                            • slow, weak breathing;
                            • seizures;
                            • cold, clammy skin;
                            • severe weakness or dizziness;
                            • unconsciousness;
                            • yellowing of the skin or eyes; or
                            • unusual fatigue, bleeding, or bruising.
                            • constipation;
                            • dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, or decreased appetite;
                            • dizziness, tiredness, or lightheadedness;
                            • muscle twitches;
                            • sweating;
                            • itching;
                            • decreased urination; or
                            • decreased sex drive.

                            Percocet Overdose


                            Symptoms of a Percocet overdose include slow breathing, seizures, dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness, coma, confusion, tiredness, cold and clammy skin, small pupils, nausea, vomiting, and sweating.

                            Although this list may not be a 100% complete list, the most important ones are included in both of the above lists.

                            Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!

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