One method of identifying pills is to use an online pill identification tool, explains WebMD. The WebMD pill identification tool allows individuals to enter the shape, color or imprint on the pill. The identification tool displays photos of pills, which may be compared to prescription or over-the-counter medications.
WebMD's pill identification tool also lists popular pill imprints and commonly abused medications. Individuals may also look up a medication by drug name or find a pill that is used for a certain type of condition. Prescription drugs that are commonly abused include opiates used for pain relief, sedatives, tranquilizers and stimulants.