What databases are available to visually identify oral medication found without packaging? Are there different databases for US, European, Far East, etc?


There are several "pill identifiers" available online:

You enter the shape and color of a pill and any imprints and you get the pictures with drug names.

There are apps for mobile phones:

  • ID My Pill

    You take a photo of a pill and you get the info.

Or you go to a search engine and type "recognize my pill" in or so.

ResourcePharm.com has a page: "Identify Foreign Medicines" with links to lists of drugs in various countries.

  • Do these catalog non-US medications?
    – rickhg12hs
    Mar 23 '18 at 18:08
  • For which area do you need to know? All non-US areas, Europe or something more specific?
    – Jan
    Mar 23 '18 at 18:11
  • Western Europe, Central Europe, and Russia would be helpful. Thanks!
    – rickhg12hs
    Mar 23 '18 at 18:12
  • Try them. Drugs.com also has a forum, where you can get answers from the staff, I believe drugs.com/forum/pill-identification .
    – Jan
    Mar 23 '18 at 18:16
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    Drugs.com has an international database; probably the biggest available.
    – Jan
    Mar 23 '18 at 18:22

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