Tuesday, May 24th, 2011...7:20 pm

Pill Identifier Update

We have updated the pill identifier tool to help identify imprints that have been entered upside down and with similar letters.

For example the imprint for Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release is 691:

Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release

This could be read as 169 if the pill was held upside down. The pill identifier now recognizes imprints like this and will suggest an additional search to try.

In another example, the imprint for Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate 750 mg / 7.5 mg is M360 (M three six zero)

Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate

The zero potentially be read as an O or o on some pills, so we now check for this and will automatically search for similar letters/numbers.

Drugs.com is pleased to offer this update, as we continually strive to make the pill identifier easier to use.


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