Prescription Drug Identification
There are now many resources online to help make prescription drug identification easy for both professionals and the general public.
All sorts of people and situations require prescription drug identification. Nurses, doctors and pharmacists fall into this category, but so do police, teachers and parents. Perhaps you’ve found a pill you don’t recognize in your child’s pocket. Wouldn’t you be concerned and want to know what kind of pill it is? You might be a teacher whose student takes a pill and has a bad reaction. In cases like these, you need to get the right information as quickly as possible so you can deal with the situation. There are all sorts of situation where you might have to do some prescription drug identification.
Online you will find two main types of prescription drug identification resources: free listings and professional databases. There is a cost associated with the professional databases and often they do not offer plans or rates for non-professionals to use their sites. The fees to access this site are high, but you may find that the free sites are incomplete and hard to use. This is why professionals do not use these free sites. There are some new sites that offer the completeness of the professional sites, but with rates that are affordable for the average person. This might be your best option, especially if you need answers fast and don’t have time for a visit to your local pharmacist.
When trying to identify a prescription drug, you need to make sure that you look closely at the markings on the pill and read them correctly. In some cases it is easy to misread the logo on the pill (or read it upside down). Taking your time will ensure that there are no errors in your prescription drug identification process.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.