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How to identify white oval pill scored with only a x printed on one side?

Pharmacist: Ask your pharmacist or you can try an on-line search. You can go to : http://www.drugs.com/imprints.php use the pill identifier wizard. Input the markings on the pill, shape and color and it will spit out a list of all meds that look like the one you have. Often there is a picture corresponding to the name and you can try and compare it that way. Do not take any pills that don't belong to you. ...Read more

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How does a doctor or a pharmacist identify an unknown pill?

How does a doctor or a pharmacist identify an unknown pill?

Easy as: There are several apps to do this . We look at the shape, color, if it is scored, markings, front and back. ...Read more

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How to tell what drug I found in my child's room, if there are no names on the pills?

How to tell what drug I found in my child's room, if there are no names on the pills?

Pharmacist: You may want to take them to you local pharmacist. They have databases with pictures to help identify the substance. Talk with your child to see if a drug test would help find answers. ...Read more

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I found some of my old pills but no lable i wanna know what it is it says m357?

I found some of my old pills but no lable i wanna know what it is it says m357?

Proper disposal...: Proper disposal of old, unknown pills is the best thing to do. One website says m357 pills can be acetominophen-hydrocodone, but who knows whether or not some other manufacturer also uses the same imprint on pills. ...Read more

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Please identify pill with rounded corners and the following no. R180.

Please identify pill with rounded corners and the following no. R180.

Tizanidine: Pill imprint r180 has been identified as tizanidine hydrochloride 4 mg. Tizanidine is used in the treatment of muscle spasm; cluster headaches and belongs to the drug class skeletal muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

I need to identify this pill. Pvk 500?

Penicillin?: Pvk 500 sounds like Penicillin VK at the 500mg dose. However, one cannot be certain, so the proper thing to do is to dispose of expired, old, or unidentified medications. ...Read more

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Can they identify a specific brand name pill in a urine drug screen?

Can they identify a specific brand name pill in a urine drug screen?

Urine screen: Screen identifies group of drugs, such as barbiturates or opiates narcotics, etc., not specific brand medicine. ...Read more