Free Pill Identification provided to the public for its own personal use or for the user’s immediate family member. A subscription is invited from professionals and all others (sign out and then create an account using the tool bar above).
Example of an imprint with two features: USL 10; with 3 features: 93 150 3.
‘Quick Pill Search’ uses exact imprint features. Use upper and lower case alpha characters, matching the imprint (markings) on the pill exactly.
Separate each feature of the imprint with a space. Up to six alpha-numeric features may be entered in the search field. Overlook a logo feature for now; any related logo feature will be displayed for you to make a choice, after this initial search.
PillID.com ™ identifies solid dosage forms - capsules, tablets, softgels, pills and others, from features (markings) on them in a easy and definitive search for both public and health, law enforcement, teaching and forensic professionals. For the occasional user the free search fits the need; for those providing a pill ID for a third party the search is only available by subscription.
Patented Search Routines and extensive up-to-date databases provide a definitive identification (ID) from the imprint’s alpha characters, numeric digits and logo, if any. A definitive ID makes it unnecessary for the user to search through long lists of possible IDs, often the case when using other resources on the Web.
Patented Search Routines are covered under US PTO patent 10/185,538, Canadian patent 2490189 and Euro patent pending 03762241.2. Patents are organized around defined informational features seen in an imprint on solid dosage form – tablets, capsules, softgels etc. Informational features are of three types: alphabetic, numeric and logo. While other search routines for imprints use only alphabetic and numeric information, PillID.com further employs logo information – all of the information, to make an ID.
Using only alphabetic and numeric features of imprints often leads to multiple candidate records in competing search routines. Some search routines do not confine the data search to imprint information alone but include color, shape, scoring and maker information, further complicating the number of candidate records from which to choose. The user often must look through tens of records for the specific record with the imprint of interest. In one such competing search routine in the simple imprint ‘15’ turned up 880 records. In reality no user will sift through all those candidate records; the search routine de facto does not make the ID. PillID.com leads to a definitive ID by using all the information in the imprint – numeric, alphabetic and logo features. Where the user must sift through multiple candidate records, the user is directly assuming the risk of error – choosing the wrong record in making the pill ID. PillID.com provides the user with a definitive pill ID and assumes the risk of making the ID.
PillID.com Subscription provides access to extensive information, additional searches and ‘advertisement- free’ reports. For subscribers that do not have a whole, undamaged pill in their hand, our ‘Forensics Search’ lists all the possible drug products, based upon incomplete search criteria. Example: for a pink, possibly oval partial tablet and imprint ‘G2,’ MYLAN G23 is one possible candidate ID. The Forensics Search is the obverse of the definitive search typically provided above.
PillID.com Subscription has high utility. The various and sundry ways of addressing imprint features is further described at Additional PillID.com on home page.
The ‘advertisement- free’ report has a clean and concise format. It reads almost as a ‘lab report.’ The initial information used to make the search opens the report and ‘full disclosure’ follows.
Additional PillID.com ™ searches for subscribers further may be made for National Drug Code (NDC), all imprints used for a given NDC, House Brand Name, Generic Name to Brand Name, Brand Name to Generic Name searches, together with our search by imprint identifying tablets and capsules – our classic imprint search above.
Additional PillID.com For users who need more information beyond imprint alone, the several additional searches of PillID.com databases are available.
National Drug Code (NDC) search addressed drug information in our databases when only the NDC is known or the NDC needs clarification. A pharmacist who is filling a refill prescription and has only the NDC notation on recorded might find this search useful, especially not having to go elsewhere to get the information.
Additional approaches to PillID.com databases by House Brand Name, Generic Name to Brand Name, Brand Name to Generic Name are all utilities further to clarify information for the user’s purpose. Having not to open another website to clarify an aspect of information about a drug product is always convenient. Take a look at an example (click here to see example).
Expert Witness Report An additional option for subscribers is a virtual Expert Witness Report wherein our pharmacist signs the search report – a ‘lab report’ for professional users fully describing the drug product bearing description and imprint of interest, signed by our pharmacist together with state registry and professional license number, often used in lieu of an lab report, at considerably lesser expense
Expert Witness Report is available wherein the ‘lab report’ is signed by our pharmacist, together with (his/her) state and state registry number as registered pharmacist (RPh). It is often used where applicable by law, law enforcement and forensic professionals in lieu of a lab report. Signed results of an imprint search by an expert offers early expert witness at a far less expense than chemical analysis, further expediting the investigation, in cost and time.
NOT FOUND REPORTS. If search of imprint features fails to make an identification, the user is invited to submit a ‘not found report’ to our pharmacist. Our pharmacist will reply within 24-hours and typically makes the ID for the imprint submitted. Our pharmacists encourage the use of the ‘not found report' an important service by PillID.com.
NOT FOUND REPORTS is a unique feature of PillID.com and use is encouraged by our pharmacists. While PillID.com provides the user with a high order of success in making an pill ID. In the infrequent event of ‘no ID found,’ the Not Found Report provides another level of confidence that an pill ID can be made within 24-hours. The report is conveniently made, auto filling the user’s information and email address. Every effort will be made to make an identification, using resources available to the profession of pharmacy. A reply is forthcoming that specifies the pill ID or the ID cannot be made.
In the capacity to field Not Found Reports, PillID.com further demonstrates another unique service – direct pharmacist availability and involvement in serving you, families and professionals alike. In few other places on the Web can you solicit the direct help of pharmacists in making and providing drug information. Our pharmacists together with deep databases in time and the number of records provide longstanding public service.
Lastly, PillID.com maintains drug information even as drug products are removed from the market. Data is valuable for drug products long since dispensed by your pharmacist. Consider one instance in which a user needed to know what a pill was since her granddaughter had ingested it. The user was referred by a poison center which had no ID for the imprint. Grandma, as a teenager, had removed it from her mother’s Rx container and had carried it in her purse all those years. She had forgotten what it was - now she needed to know! The pill ID was made from the logo and numeric imprint. It was the branded drug product Lasix®; the poison center then could counseled Grandma for the effects that the drug could have on grandchild.