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Pill Identifier

Friday, August 1st, 2008 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Pill Identifier

Do you have loose medicine floating around? Worried about a pill you found in your teenager’s possession? Or, are you a big klutz like me and you accidentally dumped your daily pill holder? Well, now there’s an easy way to identify those pills!

The first thing I noticed about this Web site is they show you their Terms and Conditions right up front and they won’t let you use the identifier until you have agreed to them. That pleases me, because medication of any kind should be taken seriously.

The service of identification they’re offering is intended for consumers in the United States and I’m not sure how much relevance there would be for anyone living outside the U.S. to use it. I’m not certain how medication varies from place to place, so just keep that in mind.

Once you’ve read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions, you’ll be taken right to the search wizard to start identifying pills.

The first way you can search is by using the pill’s looks. For that kind of search, there are three search fields to fill out:

Imprints – This would be any indented or printed markings on the pill. The markings could have letters, numbers or even symbols.

Shape – You can select the shape from a drop down menu. It’s optional, but extremely helpful in identifying a pill.

Color – What color is the pill? You can select that from a drop down menu as well.

Once you’ve filled in those fields, you can click on the Search button to get your results.

You can also search by the name of the pill. To do that, use with the search field beneath the Search by Imprint, Shape and Color section. Also, beneath that, you can see what imprints are most commonly searched for.

If you have trouble identifying a pill after using the Pill Identifier, you can head over to the Pill Identification Forum. You’ll most likely have to register to post, but it’s free. You can just search through the information there without registering though, if you want to do that.

I also wanted to mention that on the side menu, you will find a link to an interactions checker. That’s a great tool you can use to double check whether your medication interacts well with other things or not. You can’t be too careful these days, so always double check. I hope you find this Web site to be useful!

~ Amanda

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