The creators of PillID.Com have spent years refining and improving on what we call in the industry an "imprint search". At PillID.com we have developed three searches utilizing our patented data collection and search techniques. We have done this to accommodate the various conditions that someone might have to do a pill identification.
The first search is the Quick Search. Using the Quick Search requires that the whole imprint is entered. The imprint consists of the letters and numbers on the tablet or capsule. Each cluster or grouping of letters and numbers is what we call a feature. We enter each feature seperated by a space and ignore the pills color, shape, scoring, and logo at this point. After the alpha and numeric search, any matching logos will be displayed to choose from.
Check out our short instructional video below.
Our original search which leads the searcher step by step by matching each feature and finally confirming with the color, shape and dosage form. By presenting possible imprint features in a logical manner, it is much easier to match a visual representation of the imprint feature than to guess whether you are seeing a capitol I, lowercase l or a vertical bar (or score mark) that you would enter on the keyboard.
Searching this way also solves the problem of orientation of the alphanumeric characters and logos. 3 or E, 9 or 6, M or W? and all the orientation possibilities of all the logos. Then you add all the variations of type face and overall quality of imprint, emboss or printing, you can see there are some challenges to doing a simple solid dosage form identification. With these challenges in mind, our Original Search is also our best search.