Easily Identify Pills
Don’t Know What Pill You Just Picked Up? Easily Identify Pills in Several Ways.
Ever dropped a pill, found it, and then wondered which one it was? Or, do you separate pills from their original bottle to organize them in a pill dispenser and then get confused about which pill is which? Don’t guess. It’s too risky. Learn about simple ways to quickly identify that pill!
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What information about the pill is most helpful to identifying it from other pills?
- Numbers imprinted on the pill
- Scoring (the line(s) that appears on the pill where it can be split)
What if I cannot read the numbers on the pill?
What if I don't have access to the Internet to look up the pill?
% of doctor office visits that a drug is prescribed (CDC)
Tools & Resources at Your Fingertips
Using an online Pill Identifier is a very common way to look up and confirm the identity of prescribed and over-the-counter medications. Below are two of the top tools used today. The FDA warns if you’ve taken a pill that you’re not sure what it is that you should call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. And, if you should start to experience unusual symptoms after taking a pill to call 911.