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Pill Identification

AARP Pill Identifier will search by imprint, shape, or color. Pill Identifier sources can help you match the imprint, size, shape, or color and lead you to the detailed description in a drug database derived from Micromedex™, Cerner Multum™, Wolters Kluwer™ and others.

FDA Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) Division of Drug Information (DDI) staff can identify drugs for you based on physical appearance (color, shape, size, etc.) and markings.

Ident-A-Drug Reference: drug tablet and capsule identification for health professionals. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Center; 1995- . Subscription required. Print version ceased 2011.

NLM DailyMed® has a partial listing of labels for approved prescription drugs to help users identify solid dose form products (tablets and capsules) by description, and assist in identifying medications by pictures.

NLM Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and images.

RxList Pill Identifier Tool. RxList; 2013- .

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