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How can you identify particular types of pill online?

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Online websites such as WebMD and Drugs.com offer pill identification tools to identify specific pills. To use the identification tool, users input the color, imprint and shape of the pill. Alternatively, users may enter brand names to search for specific pills.

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How can you identify particular types of pill online?
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WebMD displays references and images of popular pill imprints and commonly abused drugs to help users identify specific pills, as seen on the website. WebMD also allows users to search for pills by entering the name of a specific medical condition in the search tool. The pill identification tool shows a list of suggestions and options once the user begins to input the pill color, imprint or shape. Using the search parameters, the tool displays the name of the pill, descriptions, images, generic names and strength. In addition, WebMD offers links to several different pages that show uses for the pill, side effects, precautions, interactions and overdose warnings.

To use the pill finder on Drugs.com, users input the color, imprint and shape of the pill or search for specific pills by entering a National Drug Code number. A reference image is available to help users find the correct input information for the pill finder. In addition, a list of the most popular pill searches is also available.

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