Searching for Pill Imprints

Here are a few hints that should make your pill identification search on easier:

Try using the drug imprint numbers only. This works best if you have 3 or more unique numbers like 361 or 3601.

Less info is better. Don't search for 'white round scored pill marked 512 and Percocet'. This type of search works on the internet search engines, but it doesn't work well on Our search results will include all white pills, all round pills, all scored pills and all pages where Percocet and/or 512 are listed. If you search for ‘512’ the results will include only those pages where 512 is mentioned.

Don't add a space when searching for an imprint divided by a score. For example, S 8667 imprint is S on one side, and 86 | 67 on the other side. The only way to search is simply to use 8667, not 86 67.

If your pill has a set of numbers (44 XXX, 93 XXX or XX XXX), try searching for the second set of numbers. If that doesn't work, try all the numbers. First try with no space between the number set. If nothing matches, try adding the space. But be aware that adding the space will bring up all pills with 44 or 93 or XX on them - and there are many.

If you don’t get results by searching for numbers only, try adding the letter or letters on the pill if any. L 484 should find all pages with 484, L484 and X484. L484 will give you only those pages that match the phrase exactly. Watson 503 will show results for all Watson pills, whereas Watson503 will zero in on that pill imprint only.

If the pill imprint consists of one letter or logo only, check out our Vague Pharmaceutical Imprints article. This article has a lot of neat images of 'strange' imprints and might help you identify your pill. We add images periodically.

If you don't find your pill ID, please post a question in our Pill Identification forum, and someone will be glad to help you.

Updated 03-04-06