Pill Identifier (Pill Finder Wizard)

Having trouble identifying prescription, OTC, generic, and brand name pills and capsules? Quickly identify drugs
and medications, including pill identifying pictures, using the RxList Pill Identifier Tool.

Use the imprint, color, or shape of your pill (one, all or any combination of the fields
below) and our Pill Identification Tool (Pill Finder) will show you pictures to review and identify your drug.

Pill Identification from a Doctor’s Perspective

Medical Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

In the emergency room where I work, I sometimes see patients who have either taken the wrong medication or
the wrong dose of medication. It is a common problem. Medication errors can cause serious consequences.
Doctors and pharmacists are diligent in making sure patients receive the correct medication. But mistakes
happen. As a consumer, you need to protect yourself and ensure you have the correct medication. Know the
medication and dose you should have received, and understand your condition.

The RxList Pill Identifier Tool will help you identify prescription, OTC, generic, and brand name drugs by
pill color, size, shape, and drug imprint. Match your drug imprint (Pill ID) to the pictures and quickly
identify your medications. If you do not find a match, call your doctor or pharmacist.

How To Use the RxList Pill Identifier/Pill Finder Tool

To accurately identify the pill, drug or medication, you can do any one, any combination of or all of the
following steps using our pill identifier tool.

  • Enter or Select from the drop down, the imprint code on the medication, (The imprint is the
    letters, numbers or other markings on the pill, tablet or capsule. If there are different markings
    on the front of back, try entering just one side. If you want to enter both, separate them with by
    using the symbol * (ie: Lupin*10)).
  • Select the color of the pill in the pull-down menu above.
  • Select the shape of the pill in the pull-down menu above.

Once you’ve found a drug id match, you’ll be able to link to a detailed description, drug picture, and
images in our comprehensive RxList Drug Database. You can also use the drug pictures to help identify
pills.

Pill Identifier Examples of Popular Drug Pictures and Images



Gabapentin 100 mg Cap-IVA

capsule, white, imprinted with Logo 4381, 100 mg
© Cerner Multum

Cymbalta 20 mg

capsule, green, imprinted with 20 mg, LILLY 3235
© Cerner Multum

Zocor 5 mg

shield, yellow, imprinted with ZOCOR, MSD 726
© Cerner Multum

Celexa 10 mg

oval, beige, imprinted with F P, 10 MG
© Cerner Multum

Topamax 200 mg

round, peach, imprinted with TOPAMAX, 200
© Cerner Multum

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