help in IDing a drug

  1. I have a patient who had drugs in their room and the pharmacy was not sure what the drug is. it is an orange coated tab with P19 on it. i tried the web and cannot find anything. if you can find something on it please let me know the site you used. thank you I told the nurse whos patient this is I would try to find some info on this pill and let them know tomorrow. (this is my patient while im at clinic)
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  3. by   TazziRN
    whenever i've had pts come into the er with unknown pills, i called poison control. they've always been able to id pills for me.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from student-with-no-life
    I have a patient who had drugs in their room and the pharmacy was not sure what the drug is. it is an orange coated tab with P19 on it. i tried the web and cannot find anything. if you can find something on it please let me know the site you used. thank you I told the nurse whos patient this is I would try to find some info on this pill and let them know tomorrow. (this is my patient while im at clinic)
    Is it this? http://www.insightwaves.com.sg/DataFormulaP19.htm
  5. by   Little Panda RN
    I found this from a previous post on this site. I tried looking up the information you gave about the pill, but nothing came up. If you only select orange for the color of pill you will get many pages worth of pills. If you know what shape the pill is that would also help. Here is the link:
    http://www.drugs.com/imprints.php?ac...or=7&I1=Search
  6. by   student-with-no-life
    by any chance do you know if this is an orange pill? we found it in a prescription bottle but the bottle had 2 different type of pills in it. i really hope i can find a pic of this pill. thankyou
  7. by   student-with-no-life
    pill is round and coated---the other pill we found we believe to be ecstasy --- this patient is very lethargic --- we have run a tox screen,
  8. by   Noryn
    That may be an aspirin but I am on vacation and dont have any good resources at home. I was able to find this but have no way to verify it is correct. If you have to have it confirmed you could always contact the company. I am willing to bet though it is an Aspirin.



    P 19
    is Enteric Coated Aspirin, a round orange enteric-coated tablet made by Pharmaceutical Formulations. (Active Ingredients: aspirin 325 mg).
    Last edit by Noryn on Sep 27, '07 : Reason: additional information
  9. by   Medic/Nurse
    If you have the Micromedex (sp?) on your OS - it may have a section called Identix for pill/tablet ID/Mfg/OD management.

    Otherwise Poison Control has this program or one like it -

    Good LUCK.


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