Free comprehensive pill identifier
Pill Identifier by Drugs.com is a free web app that helps you distinguish medication based on visual appearance or medicine name. Its catalog includes prescription, over-the-counter, generic, and brand name drugs. You can describe the pill color, size, shape, or imprint on the medicine. The physical description will be matched to a photo of the drug that fits that description, making it an important tool for those with an unidentified pill.
How do I identify a pill?
Pill Identification offers an accurate and independent description of more than 24,000 medications and natural products. They source their information from references including IBM Watson Micromedex, Cerner Multum, and ASHP. The app is designed to provide every user with the ability to identify a pill without a health care professional. It is also for those who have taken the wrong medication or the wrong dosage in order to avoid serious consequences.
With the app, you can know for certain that the medicine you’re about to take is the correct one and that you’re taking the correct dosage. You will also be able to see its side effects and which drugs you cannot drink it with. To accurately identify the pill or tablet, you can provide any of the following information or provide all three descriptions of the drug: the imprint, color, and shape.
The imprint can be any combination of letters, numbers, or markings on the pill, tablet, or capsule. Some medications have different markings on either side. You can choose the imprint on either side or provide the imprints on both sides, separating them with the asterisk symbol—for example, Lupin*10. The other two descriptions are selected from a drop-down menu. Once you find the match, click on the image to see the detailed description and other related information.
Stay safe and be sure
Pill Identifier is an essential application for those who are taking several medications or need to identify the drug that can address a sudden illness or symptom. It’s incredibly easy to use and flexible; you can provide one to three descriptions of the tablet or pill, and it will be able to show a catalog of medicines that fit those descriptions. While it cannot identify syrups, its catalog has more than enough information for you.