Identify and Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet with PillBox

Identify and Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet with PillBox

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Taryn Williford
May 24, 2010

We're not sure that this is a universal problem, but we're always looking to help people use technology to spruce up their homes whenever possible. So in the event that you've got a medicine cabinet full of errant and unidentified pills, a government beta website from the National Institutes of Health can help you identify your prescription meds and clean out that medicine cabinet for good.

PillBox.nlm.nih.gov, an extended link courtesy of the site's government foundation through the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (combined with the Food and Drug Administration—whew!), is a site dedicated to helping its users identify unknown pills.

The site catalogs various medications with high-resolution images, allowing you to search and identify your unknown pills by imprint, shape, color, size or scoring:

Once you've found what you're looking for, Pillbox provides links to drug information and FDA-approved drug labels—because if you still had the original bottle you wouldn't need the site, huh?

Via MakeUseOf.com

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