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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Where can I find information to identify my pill to make sure I wasn’t given the wrong dosage?

All you need to do is have the pill or capsule in your hand and access the Internet to determine whether the drug you are taking is the correct medication and the right dosage. Because all pills approved by the FDA are required to have an identification code on them, you should be able to search for the pill based on the unique imprint, color, shape, and drug name.

There are several different searchable database sites that you can access to identify the drug dosage. For the sake of this answer, we will provide you with two tools that you can use to help you identify the dosage and medication information, including:

  1. Drugs.com Pill Identifier
  2. RxList Pill Identifier

These sites have access to tens of thousands of medications. After you access one of these websites, or use their smartphone app, you can type in the identifying imprint that is stamped on the pill. Generally, the bottom of the pill will have one set of numbers, and the top of the pill will have a different identifier code.  One code identifies the dosage of the pill. After typing in the code, you may find out if it is a 20mg pill or a 500mg pill.

While it is very easy to use these pill identifier sites, it is always in your best interest to check with your pharmacist if something doesn’t seem right or if you believe you were given the wrong dosage of drugs. Because pharmacists can make mistakes, we always encourage people to check the pill identifier online before taking any medication.

If you found this answer helpful, we urge you to share it on Facebook so that your friends and family will learn about the importance and ease of using pill identifiers to help them avoid taking the wrong dosage.

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law