Pill identification--need help - page 2
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... Read More
May 26, '04Occupation: RN, ED Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 735; Likes: 75Can you see a manufacturer name on the pills anywhere? Sometimes if you go to the manufacturer's website then you may get information on what it is; I know it's little to go on but it has worked in the past for me.
May 26, '04Occupation: Pediatrics Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 192; Likes: 6I used to work at a pharmacy during school. We would always use a website called www.rxlist.com Click on advanced search. Then type in the imprint code. You can also search by color, capsule or pill. It worked well for us. I hope you get the issue resolved.
I searched, going down the list of possibilites I found there was Depakote capsules aka sprinkles.Last edit by vaughanmk on May 26, '04
May 26, '04Occupation: med/surg/ortho RN Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 2,617; Likes: 161I agree with trama,,but also i think Tylenol PM is blue and white caps, but not sure if there is identification on them or not. Doesnt mean that is what is in them though.
May 26, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 12; Likes: 1Quote from my2sonsI 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!
There is a depakote fitting a description. Only other one I know of is Phenteramine (diet pill). Fits description pretty close. It is a generic brand I think.
May 27, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 18; Likes: 1It could be a non-pharmaceutical pill. Best bet is to get your hands on one and take it. This will tell you what it does. Okay, just kidding!Last edit by Benton on May 27, '04
May 29, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 5Please.......
Call your local poison center. They are able to look up pills in a computer data base based on your description, color, type of pill, and markings. I would not rely on anyone else to do this for you. There are millions of pills out there that look alike. I work in an ER and this is what we do to identify unknown pills.
May 29, '04Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 1try micromedex, i found a blue/white cap. with that imprint code to be dicloxicillin, hope that helps
Jun 30, '07Occupation: Epic Application Analyst Specialty: 11 year(s) of experience in onc, M/S, hospice, nursing informatics ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 290; Likes: 271Phentermine 30 mg (brand name Fastin) is a diet pill that fits that description.
Jul 5, '07Occupation: RN, Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, Nights Specialty: ICU, CRU, ER, Med/Surg ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 14; Likes: 32Go to:
I use this at work at to identify "unknowns."
Click the "I agree" option to take you to the next page where you can enter imprint, shape and color.
Jul 6, '07Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 6,885; Likes: 12,485You've gotten some good answers here ... including the suggestion that the parent talk with their child.
However, with a capsule, anything could have been put into it -- it's going to be very hard to know. The resources that have been pointed out here are great for pill identification but with capsules it can be a crapshoot.