There are a lot of different drugs in the market; OTC drugs, prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements. The problem is that sometimes, they look very similar to each other and that they can be confusing. Despite the fact that they have different markings to distinguish one from the other, confusion may still ensue especially when they’re out of their packaging and already in a different pill container. With the pill identifier on Drugs.com, distinguishing one pill from another won’t be impossible and you won’t risk yourself when it comes to taking the wrong medicine.
The website Drugs.com is an online resource which can be classified as a pharmaceutical encyclopaedia that provides consumers as well as healthcare professionals information they need about different drugs, their composition, uses, and effects. The domain for the website was first registered in 1994 by Bonnie Nuebeck. It is operated and owned by the Drugsite Trust which is a private trust which is administered by New Zealand pharmacists. The website is currently hosted by a data centre which is in Virginia, United States.
How to Identify a Pill on Drugs.com
All you need to identify the pill online using Drugs.com is a pill sample, a computer or laptop, and connection to the internet. Then, you can follow these steps:
- Click on this link to get to their homepage: www.drugs.com
- At the top left area underneath the Drugs.com logo, click on the “Pill Identifier” tab.
- Scroll down the next page and read to the terms and conditions before clicking on the “I Agree” button.
- You will then get to the Pill Identifier page where all fields are optional.
- You can identify your pill through the imprints, shape, or by colour.
- Enter the imprint as instructed on the illustration. Select a colour and shape from the drop down boxes and click “Search.”
- You can also simply enter the drug name or search using NDC codes and click the “Search” button for every field.
- Then you can compare your pill to the ones given on the results page.
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