Dozens of manufacturers and arcane lists of unpronounceable ingredients can be overwhelming. Now there is a website that will help you pick the medications based on their ingredients.
The Pillbox website was developed by the United States government 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.
Go to the Pillbox Search Page. Enter the name of the medication and list the ingredients you do not want to consume. Then, click the checkbox that says, “Find pills WITHOUT this ingredient.” A list of medications will appear.
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.
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