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Pill Identifier by app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 4928 ratings )
Reference Medical
0.99 USD
Current version: 2.77, last update: 7 months ago
First release : 21 Oct 2010
App size: 39.79 Mb

The Pill Identifier app is a searchable database which includes more than 24,000 Rx/OTC medications found in the U.S.

Search by imprint, drug name, shape and color. Access a wealth of information, including drug images, description/indication, pregnancy category, CSA schedule, strength and Rx/OTC availability. Connects to for additional information (where available).

See Also: Purchase the Pro edition to install more than 10,000 images directly on your mobile device and get additional information such as NDC Codes, coating, clarity and repackagers. The full edition is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and people on the move or with limited internet access. does not provide medical or treatment advice. Always consult with a physician.

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About is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. is a multiple Webby Award nominee and attracts more than 24 million U.S. visitors per month.

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Pros and cons of Pill Identifier by app for iPhone and iPad

Pill Identifier by app good for

Ya,ya,this is the bomb...I only do pills that I know the thrills....
I love this app, I have it on my Samsung tablet and have used on other p/cs but I have found that on my iPhone it works great. So quick and easy. Thank you !
I used this app a few times over many years. It has given correct answers most of the time.
Quite useful, to be sure. When Im keen to know what my bloody child, girl, mum or pop has taken, heres my go-to guide. Thanks for the app! N.I.
Entered 3 different pills. Tried shape color imprint. Went back and tried again it does work. Entered by name.
Found a stray pill under chair today, put the name & number in and it was identified immediately.

Some bad moments

Not too practical. If you enter, for example, blue and oval, you get a simple list of dozens of meds. You then have to "tap" each one to see the picture to find out if thats yours.
I have used this program on the website a thousand times & it hasnt steered me wrong yet. I never pay for apps, but I love this one! Easy to use, no quirks or problems, and well worth the money. Highly recommended.
Great app to have if your in health care or to just have the INFO at your fingertips
This is a very useful app. I especially like the drug info and reviews. Its helpful to read about new meds that my doctor gives me so I know what to expect.
This is a great app for looking up your medication and the side effects. Its very easy to use and I would recommend it to anyone!! Thanks
I will recommend it to everyone I know. It is so difficult to keep up with all the changes in medications today, ESP with the generic as well as brand names. Thank you very much for great information. I give it 5 stars!