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    Many of us require medication for optimum health and this usually leads us to the pharmacist where we pick up our medicine in the form of pills. As the months and years go by our medicine cabinets become full with a variety of different pills for a host of ailments. Sometimes we no longer know what each pill is and what it is used for. However, it should be noted that practically all pills sold in the US have a pill identification mark to easily advise us what it is.

    Pill identification numbers are not always numbers; they can be text, shapes, etc. In addition, there are other features of a pill that can make it easy to identify. These include the shape of the pill itself and the color of the pill.

    For those that are unsure what kind of pill you have, you can usually find out by using the pill identification numbers on it. There are a few ways to find out this important information.

    Visit Your Local Pharmacist

    Many times your local pharmacist can easily tell you what a pill is by looking at it and/or inputting the pill identification number into their pharmacy database. Since every type of pill has a unique pill identification number, a database with the information can usually find the type of pill you have in just a few seconds.

    Call the US FDA Division of Drug Information

    If you found a pill in your home and you are unsure what it and what it is used for, you can contact the US Food and Drug Administration and request an identification of that pill. The number is: 1-800-222-1222.

    Enter the Pill Identification Number into the Many Internet Websites

    Many websites online offer information about the pills you have simply by entering the pill identification number and any other markings or features the pill has. This method is a good way to find out what pill you have privately and from the comfort of your own home.

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    1. LeAnn Miller

      4 July, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      I have orang/white pill with S489 on capsule and a blue/white pill with S489 on it. Any help knowing what this is? Thanks

    2. Peter

      27 February, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      The imprint has the numbers 335.

    3. Peter

      27 February, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      I have a reddisih/brown round 1 cm across pill that I can’t trace. Please help and thanks.

    4. amber bostrom

      29 July, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      found a small round pill lite yellow in color with 81 stamped on it i am very concerned for it was in my teens room! pill identifier was no help!

    5. angela

      4 October, 2011 at 1:39 am

       i am currently taking  Cipralex Escitalopram Ocalate and i cant get ahole of my doctor and i was wondering if it is safe to take while being pregnant

    6. Larry Clark

      27 May, 2011 at 7:03 am

      I found a round, light green pill with M on top w/ score underneath and S2 on bottom and nothing on the other side. Does anybody know what this pill is? I’ve been trying to figure out what it is for awhile now?

      • Bryan

        2 June, 2011 at 6:47 pm

        The light green pill is sertraline – a type of antidepressant.

    7. FireBallKY

      21 July, 2010 at 7:29 pm

      The pill is peach, elongated/rounded edges with 1998 printed on it. I have checked several online identification sites with no luck. Need identification please.

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