Pillbox: A Solid Dosage Medication Identification Tool

Emily Vardell, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
David B. Goolabsingh, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Vedana Vaidhyanathan, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Abstract

Pillbox is a tool that can be used to rapidly identify solid dosage medications. The database, created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine with the support of the Food and Drug Administration, seeks to enhance patient safety through the identification of solid dosage medication. Users enter physical characteristics of a medication, possible matches are provided, and links to additional resources are offered. A comparison with comparable resources was conducted and future enhancements to Pillbox are discussed.