New Pill Identifier on drugID.info
When is it important to make a pill identification? One important time is when you find a tablet or capsule in an unexpected place outside its pill bottle. On the floor, in a pocket, or wherever you find an unidentified solid dosage form, it is time to use the New Pill Identifier on DrugID.Info.
According to a September 17th 2011 Los Angeles Times article drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States. The article claims that because of increased prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic deaths. The article goes on to say that while most of the numbers of preventable deaths are going down, the numbers for drug overdoses are going up. Prescription drugs or combinations of prescription drugs and alcohol are causing more deaths than morphine and cocaine combined. The problem has been characterized as a problem originating in our own medicine cabinets.
Many adults and children are prescribed powerful anti-anxiety medications or ADD / ADHD pills and combining these with other narcotics and or alcohol may cause fatal results. Sometimes these powerful pill cocktails are used recreationally with devastating outcomes. Parents may also have prescription pills and medications from previous medical conditions around the house. They should make a pill ID to be sure they have not been substituted for a non narcotic, and then discard them.
Concerned parents should be aware when they see a pill outside its prescription bottle that it could be evidence of a potential tragedy and know where to go to identify these pills. When you find a tablet or capsule outside of its pill bottle the easy way to identify pills is the new pill identifier on DrugID.Info.
The statistics are disheartening with drug fatalities more than doubling for teenagers from 2000 to 2009. What is even more surprising is that drug deaths more than tripled for middle aged persons from 50 to 69 years of age during the same period. You have to wonder how many of these deaths are from mixing up medications and not making a proper pill ID? There is evidence that sometimes double dosing occurs when a busy or forgetful adult cannot remember if they have taken their meds. Using marked bins with dates and times prevent accidental overdosing from forgetfulness. Resources are also available when pills get mixed together and the patient cannot make the proper pill identification. Drug ID .info is such a resource to make pill identifications.
Prescription drugs must be marked with an imprint or emboss that can be used to identify the pill. These imprints often include a logo as well as alpha and numeric characters. No pill ID databases available today catalog logo imprint information except the patented database used by Pill ID .com and Drug ID .info. When identifying a solid dosage form observed all the features of the imprint. Follow along the pill identification wizard and enter the logo, alpha and numeric information in each screen. Only when you include all the imprint features can you be sure of a definitive pill ID. If the pill identification is for a prescription or narcotic product, the parent is alerted to a potential problem.
Drug ID .Info provides free pill identification for parents, and end users of solid dosage form medications. These pill ID’s include legal status and legal scheduling. When you need to know, Drug ID .Info with it’s New Pill Identifier Wizard is your trusted source for tablet and capsule identification.
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