The Pillbox website was developed to aid in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications.
Once a pill has been identified, additional information is provided, including brand/generic name, ingredients, and the National Drug File identification number. Links are provided to NLM drug information resources, such as drug labels from DailyMed and the Drug Information Portal, which searches NIH and FDA drug information resources.
Feedback is welcomed regarding this project. Please send comments/suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pillbox's source data is known to have errors and inconsistencies. Read this document for more information. The Food and Drug Administration, National Library of Medicine, and pharmaceutical companies are working to improve the quality of this data.
Some of the images displayed by Pillbox were created through a National Library of Medicine/Food and Drug Administration partnership. Most are not yet part of the drug labels and have not yet been verified by the labeler. Those images are marked with a disclaimer stating they are not part of the drug label.
Manufacturers may alter the physical appearance (imprint text on the pill, shape, color, size, scoring) of medications over time. In some cases the labeling information is not updated. The same medication may have been issued with a different appearance and/or different accompanying data before or after the date NLM acquired it
Pillbox compares the images to the labeling information to look for changes in appearance or possible errors. Please contact email@example.com if you notice any discrepancies in the information provided here.
Reference in this Web site to any specific commercial product, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. government or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.
Neither the U.S. government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information disclosed.