Unidentified pill United Kingdom with AB 06 or AB 0G

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This pill has a score on one side, wih 'A' on one side and 'B' on the other side of the score. The reverse has ' 06' or '0G' imprinted.

We have not a single clue what kind of drug this is, whether analgesic or anti-anxiety, which are the two most likely. Anti-depressant is also a possibility. Can't find in any pill ID source either with or without images.

Anyone able to help? It's not often I come across something I can't identify positively or at least get half-way there!

Thanks for any help anyone can give. My suspicion is SSRI but I may be on the wrong tack. Certainly I have never seen a benzo looking like this and don't know a manufacturer who uses 'AB' as an identifier.

Origin definitely UK. Oh, finder in house is a woman, which may or may not assist.


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Do we know of any antidepressants that are scored? I think it is unlikely for an antidepressant to be scored as they are never instant-acting. They work by slowly building a significant level of the drug in the body over several weeks. "I'm only taking half my Prozac today" would achieve nothing.

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Maybe AB CG Instead of AB 0G?

Gaucho, your tablet fits the description of AB CG imprinted Ritalin that is marketed outside the US. Take a look at this image:

Submitted by kirby on December 3, 2005 - 8:55pm.
Methylphenidate - CG AB
Generic Name: Methylphenidate
Strength: 10 mg
Manufacturer: Novartis (not US)
Trade Name: Ritalin, Ritalina, Ritaline
Type: Stimulant
Comment: Imprint CGAB
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.
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Those unidentified tabs

Yeah, they could indeed be a different strength of Ritalin - by Novartis PK, but with no mention of any licence to make it being on blister, like Novartis PK RESTORIL, which doesn't acknowledge the brand name patent holder, Mallinckrodt, Inc. And which are severely underdosed. 

Several PK companies operate outwith International Patent Laws like this and make substandard meds, which so many fools actually purchase online.

AVOID ANYTHING MADE THERE WITH HONOURABLE EXCEPTIONS OF KINZ NALBUPHINE AND BUNEX BUPRENORPHINE 200mcg sublingual. And never pay prices which are obviously aimed at US market! Nowhere else with exception of two Romanian aites of my ken make such criminal percentage markups as PK sites.