Pill identification--need help

  1. I figured an ED nurse would be the best resource for this: Any websites that have pics you use to identify pills? A friend of mine found a handful of blue and white capsules in her teenage daughter's pocket and needs to know what they are. Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   BRANDY LPN
    do they have writing/codes on them, I have a old pill book and will look it up for you if you have more info.
  4. by   BRANDY LPN
    Googled pill identification and got this.
    http://www.drugs.com/xq/cfm/pageID_1151/qx/index.htm
  5. by   Enjonel
    You might try taking them to a pharmacy in your hospital; they might be able to identify them. We ask our pharmacy to identify patient pills all the time... If they can't or won't, you might ask them what your other options are... I would imagine if worse came to worse a poison control center might be able to identify them.

    Mary
  6. by   my2sons
    Thanks for the quick replies. Not in my nursing drug reference and I found the website that you googled but no pics. Medium sized capsule, royal blue and white/clear. Can see tiny balls inside. Imprinted with 125. ? extended release? Reminds me of a Contact cold capsule, but different color.
  7. by   prmenrs
    Did you look in a PDR?
  8. by   traumaRUs
    As an ER nurse in the midwest (meth capital of the world, I'm told), I would refer you to the police. Many times, these pills are "made up" and don't really conform to anything in the PDR. Good luck...
  9. by   BRANDY LPN
    at that website go down hit agree then it will ask you questions about the pill then will give you pictures.
  10. by   ChrisA
    http://identadrug.com has photos and is searchable, but it'll cost you $39.00/year for access.

    If there are little beads inside, it's really unlikely to be an illegal, say my friends at http://www.erowid.org.
  11. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from traumaRUs
    As an ER nurse in the midwest (meth capital of the world, I'm told), I would refer you to the police. Many times, these pills are "made up" and don't really conform to anything in the PDR. Good luck...
    Agree with above, also the meds could be from a foreign source and thusly will not conform to a book picture.

    The local CSU/forensic unit may know what is going on locally.

    Your friend could also ask her son. Dialogue about these things will eventially be necessary anyway.
  12. by   Shamrock
    I think Caroladybelle hit the nail on the head, ask the child.
  13. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Quote from my2sons
    I figured an ED nurse would be the best resource for this: Any websites that have pics you use to identify pills? A friend of mine found a handful of blue and white capsules in her teenage daughter's pocket and needs to know what they are. Thanks in advance!
    Call your local poison center 1-800-222-1222 (this will route you to the closest center automatically). They will know.
  14. by   veetach
    Quote from traumaRUs
    As an ER nurse in the midwest (meth capital of the world, I'm told), I would refer you to the police. Many times, these pills are "made up" and don't really conform to anything in the PDR. Good luck...


    LOL "meth capitol of the world" LOL isnt that just the truth. Anway.. we have Micromedex on our computers at work, we can look the meds up by the number, I am sure your local hospital would have something like this.

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