Pill Identifier App

Search by Imprint, Shape or Color

Use the pill finder to identify medications by visual appearance or medicine name. All fields are optional.

Select Size
Select Color
Select Shape

National Drug Code (NDC)

How to identify a pill using the Pill Identifier?

  1. Enter the imprint code that appears on the pill e.g. L484
  2. Select the pill color (optional)
  3. Select the shape (optional)
  4. You may also search by drug name or NDC code

Useful tip: Search for the imprint first, then refine by color and shape if you have too many results.

Explanation of Pill Identifier Search Fields

Our pill identifier tool allows you to ID prescription drugs, over the counter (OTC) medications, and generic or brand name pills and capsules using a variety of methods.

You can search using the imprint, size, name/ingredients, national drug code (labeler or product code), color, or shape. Each search field is optional, although we do recommend using multiple fields to increase the accuracy of the medication identifier.

*If you do not find a match, call your pharmacist or doctor for accurate medical advice.


Identify Pills By Imprint

Use to identify medication by entering the combination of letters & numbers imprinted on the pill or capsule.

Imprint Examples:


Selection of medication in descending size order

Use to search for medication by size of the pill/capsule in millimeters. Ideally used to refine results. Select the size from the dropdown menu.

Name or Ingredients

Identify pills and capsules by name or ingredients

Use to search for pill image if you know the name or active ingredient of the drug. May produce multiple results.


How to identify medication by national drug code (NDC).

Use to search for pill image by using the National Drug Code. The first set of digits is the labeler code while the second set of digits is the product code.


Identify pills, capsule sand medication by color

Use to search for information by pill or capsule color. Select the color from the dropdown menu. (if the medication ahs more than one color, use the most prominent)


Identification of drugs and medicines by shape

Use to find pill information by the shape of the pill or capsule. Select the shape from the dropdown menu to view all prescription drugs in that shape. Best used combined with multiple dropdown selections.

How Do I Identify Prescription Drugs? Examples of Pill Search Results

Once you have entered an adequate amount of information into the search fields and clicked ‘search’, the identification tool will produce all results related to the criteria you have input.

Each medication result will feature:

  • an image of that exact pill or capsule,
  • the imprint and the strength listed in milligrams.
Pill Identifier Example for the drug Adderall XR 5mg

What if my search returns no results when using the Drug Genius medication identification tool?

If your search returns a ‘NO RESULT FOUND’ message try one of the other search method fields. If this does not display any results, we recommend taking the medication to a pharmacist and asking them to help you identify it. Never take a pill, capsule, or any form of unidentified medication.

*Please note that any drugs that show an expired date should be discarded. Prescription drug drop-off locations can be found through your local law enforcement.

Disclaimer: This tool does not constitute or replace medical advice, diagnosis, or health treatment. If you have an emergency or a serious medical question, please contact a medical professional or call 911 immediately. To see our full medical disclaimer, visit our Terms of Use page.