In this tutorial, we will teach you how to make unknown tablet identification online. We will try to familiarize you with an online web site where you can use its step by step quick search method to find the tablet you are trying to identify. You will have to provide the system with the size, the shape, the color, the number of equal sized pieces and other information. Only then will the system be able to perform tablet identification.
Step 1 – Quick search
Follow this step by step guide in order to perform unknown tablets identification.
First of all, open pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/index.html. As a result, the web page for the national library of medicine will open up. Over here, there are two ways in which you can identify a pill. We will use quick search for the purpose of this tutorial.
Step 2 – Click on Accept
A new window will appear on your screen. You will be notified that pillbox is under development and is not intended for clinical use. Click on the accept button to close the notification prompt. You can begin searching with the help of the menus above.
Step 3 – Imprint tab
First of all, go to the imprint tab. Here, type in the letters or numbers that appear on the pill. If there aren’t any, check the option that the pill does not have an imprint.
Step 4 – Select the shape of the pill
Next, comes the shape tab. Over here, you can choose the shape of the pill from the menu.
Step 5 – Choose the color
Moving forward, choose the color of the pill. For the purpose of this tutorial, we have specified neither the imprint nor any shape. We will select the orange color for the pill in an attempt to define the search criteria.
Step 6 – Select the size
Once you are done, select the size of the pill.
Step 7 – Define the scoring
Lastly, select the number of equal sized pieces. All the things that you will choose in this quick search mode will serve as filters for your search criteria. The top results according to the search criteria you have defined will be displayed. You can look for the pill from the results displayed. In this manner, tablets identification can be performed.