These days, it can be difficult if not impossible to keep up with all the latest trends and issues in the world of illicit and over the counter drugs. The one thing that I found very helpful in this, is called the online pill identifier. You can locate this at www.drugs.com and it is an extremely helpful tool to help you identify any prescription medications that you come across in your home, whether they are in a cabinet in an unmarked bottle or you find them in your child’s possession. This pill identifier requires on three bits of information in order to let you know exactly what pill you have in your possession.
1. You must get the sequence of letters or numbers that are imprinted on the pill. On many medications they are printed in white, but you may need a magnifying glass to identify these characters correctly.
2. The shape. You will need to identify the shape, but the great thing about it is that they offer examples of the shapes to help give you a better idea of what you are dealing with. And for the most part, if you make an error, you won’t be able to locate the medication and then you may need to try a different variation of the shape.
3. The color. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to determine the exact color since there are so many variations of color, however consult with someone else or try the colors that you think are the closest and you will probably get the information after just a few tries.
This is an excellent pill identifying method and one that can let you know for sure what your kids are into. Every parent needs to know about this free, online service.