Web MD Pill Identification Tool
Having trouble identifying your pills? Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug.
Web MD pill finder will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.
Terms of Use

Some commonly prescribed examples
Drug Interaction Checker
and other interactive tools are available for you to print out and ask your doctor.
Ask your pharmacist when you have questions or concerns.
Simply by tipping the Provale® Cup in a normal drinking motion, 5 or 10 cc of liquid is delivered.
By returning the cup to its upright position, the chamber is refilled and ready to deliver another 5 or 10 cc. This
adapted drinking cup encourages normal drinking habits and small swallows. With each drinking action, the cup
dispenses fixed amount (5 cc or 10 cc, depending on cup model) of liquid that many dysphagia sufferers may be able
to safely consume.

The Provale Cup consists of 3 parts: the inner cup, the mid cup and the outer cup. The design of inner cup lid
provides very good nose clearance which allows the user to keep their chin in a proper position to make a good
swallow. The transparent outer cup allows monitoring of liquid level. The cup is easy to assemble and disassemble for
cleaning and is dishwasher safe.

Two handles are included with the Provale Cup. Choose how many handles are to be attached. The cup can be used
with no handles, one handle or two handles. Once the handles are attached, they cannot be removed from the cup.

The Provale Cup is a non-returnable hygiene item.
Provale Cup Features:
Delivers a fixed delivery amount of liquid with every normal drinking motion.
Sucking on the drinking spout will not result in additional fluid being dispensed.
Allows good nose clearance to minimize head tilt and encourages proper chin position during swallowing.
Optional one or two easy-grip-handle or no-handle design.
(The handles snap in place for security and are not to be detached after assembled.)
Encourages normal drinking motion and patient compliance to drink small swallows.
Easy to assemble and easy-to-clean, no valves or tubes to clean. Dishwasher-safe.

Provale Cup Specifications:
Choose size:
Blue 5cc (1 teaspoon) or Brown 10cc (2 teaspoon) liquid delivery.
Color: transparent outer cup.
Made in: USA.
Note: NOT for use with thickened liquids. Provale Cup is for thin liquids only.
The Dysphagia Cup - Almond is for people who have problems swallowing or dysphagia. The shape of the
opening of the mouth of the cup allows the user to keep their chin tucked while drinking.

The special design of this Dysphagia Cup design directs the liquid to the center of the mouth, which helps to
prevent liquid from escaping at the lips. The large oval shape also provides nose clearance for the drinker to
empty the cup without tilting their head back. This drinking aid cup also has a weighted base to help to slow
Dysphagia Cup - Almond Features:
Allows user to keep their chin tucked when drinking.
Weighted base slows tremors.

Dysphagia Cup Specifications:
Cleaning: Dishwasher safe.
Color: Almond.
Item weighs: 2 lbs.
Capacity: 8 oz.
Plavix 75mg Tablet
100mcg Tablet
When taking prescribed medications, or helping someone who takes
prescribed medication, the first and most important thing to do is
read the directions.
Some medications require an empty stomach. Some medications need to be taken with
food or milk. Some cannot be crushed.
For some medications to be effective, one most monitor the amount of time that passes
from swallowing the pill, to swallowing substances containing vitamins, fiber or calcium.
If you do not follow the directions, rashes, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, severe reactions
or other unpleasantness may result.
When beginning a new medication, write down the time and circumstances
when it is taken, and any reactions.
When caregiving, coordinating medications is very much like leading a
choir or orchestra.
Review medicines and dosages with your primary physician
when you receive a discharge from the hospital,
and new medicine prescribed by a specialist.
Directing WHAT
should be taken WHEN
can make all the difference in the successful performance
the medication has on the body.
Refer to the
Medication Checklist
to review questions and learn the answers.
Look at the new medicine  before you swallow. Make sure the correct
medicine in the bottle when you get it from the pharmacy.
The link below offers images of pills you can look up and print out.
Use a timer if you need to wait an hour to eat, or 4 hours before you
can take your vitamins. You can use a cell phone to set reminder alarms, or use a
kitchen timer. Some iPhone application links are provided below. Timers are available
on our
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families
and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information
about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.
MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a
drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or
illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find
out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
Make Your Own Medication/Emergency Contact Card!
Create and print your own wallet size Medical Emergency Information Card

provided by the Vial of Life Project
Vial of Life
Keep copy of medications,
schedule, insurance cards,
identification with birthdate,
Doctor's name and phone number,
emergency contact phone numbers,
extra set of house and car keys.
Put it one in
Put one in the "vial of Life "baggie and
place in your refrigerator door.
Put one in your "Doorganizer"
Hang  on your bedroom or front door.
Everything will be together.
You will save precious minutes.
Especially if emergency personel ,
a neighbor, friend or family
member is assisting you on
your journey.

If you are caring for a   family member,
and the pills are on a plate or in a cup, and
you do not know which is which and are concerned,
look up  photos  available  at the
Pill Identification Tool and
Call the pharmacist with any questions.

Pictures of your pills make them easy to identify.
Links to      Drugs.com.   Web MD       Medline Plus     and Healthline    are below.
St. Louis Regional Poison Center*
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's
Medical Center
1465 South Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104-1095
(314) 772-5200

For more information regarding poison
prevention materials  please call
314-772-8300 or
1-800-222-1222 (outside St. Louis).
You may also download the Poison
Prevention Materials Order Form
Medication Poisoning

Missouri Poison Center

If you have a question about a possible poisoning or
any other poison related questions,  please call
314-772-5200 (in St. Louis)

The Poison Center provides a statewide
service which:
Is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Is free to the public
Is professionally staffed by nurses,
pharmacists and physicians
Assists exposures in all age groups
Family Caregivers are In Good Company is a website
with links to articles and products on hundreds of websites
on the World Wide Web.
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content and accuracy of the information found in their site.

This information is not meant to replace professional help.
We encourage you to seek professional advice from  a  
physician, pharmacist or other medical professional.

At the end of the day, we respect
you make your own informed decisions.
Care and
Disaster or
Emergency Areas
Medical ALERT Tag
Regular 1" wide x 2" tall
Mini 7/8" wide and 1 1/2" tall
Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage - pdf Publication 11109

Drug coverage (Part D)

Caregiver resource kit

Partnership for Prescription Assistance  MISSOURI
Customize a medical alert tag and put on
key ring, wear on a chain, attach to purse
or backpack. Include contact information.

In Case of Emergency
iPhone appICE

Tough getting her to swallow those pills? Try one of these specially designed cups.
What information should I engrave on my medical ID tag?
Fashionable Medical Identification Jewelry
Lauren's Hope is a very special line of jewelry. We offer fashionable medical identification jewelry
that everyone can feel good about wearing.
We really try to offer a style that will appeal to everyone.
No one should be embarrassed by their medical identification bracelets. Lauren's Hope tries to find
acceptable alternatives that combine safety with style. We proudly offer custom medical alert jewelry
and several alternatives to bracelets, such as
dog tags and guitar pick necklaces. We even have
special medical ID jewelry for children. Please take a moment to explore our site.
We have articles that will explain more about the many styles we offer and why they are unique. Of
course, you can always browse our online catalog of stylish medical jewelry.
One Way Straw Clip Assembly       $9.95
These straws have One-Way Valves which stay filled with
fluid, even after removing the straw from a user's lips. This
feature eliminates the possibility of sucking in too much air
while drinking. New straw clip helps manage difficult
situations by holding the straw securely to the cup.
Weekly Pill Turtle Medication Organizer with Reminder Alarm

The Pill Turtle Organizer XL Medication Organizer features a reminder alarm to help people take their
medicine on time. This medication organizer has 7 large compartments with raised letters and Braille
markings. The pill case is a large capacity weekly pillbox with one compartment per day and up to 4
daily alarms.

Easy to handle, easy to hear and easy to open compartments. Set the alarms once and they auto
repeat every day (no reset required). Never forget to take your medications again. Feel better.
Avoid medication errors by organizing all your medicine once a week.

  • Alarm Reminder can be set up to 4 times a day.
  • Easy to read raised letters and Braille markings.
  • Large digital readout and back light.
  • Reminder clock and timer.
  • Compartments:
7 Daily Pillboxes.
  • 8 1/8"W x 4 5/8"H x 1 1/8" D
  • Uses: 2 AAA batteries,
Allows for dribble-free drinking while lying down. $3.95  

The Flo-Trol Convalescent Feeding Cup allows dribble-free drinking without the
need for the person to sit up or raise the head. Merely placing a finger over the vent hole in feeding
cup controls the amount of liquid coming through the mouthpiece. This aid to daily living reduces the
amount of liquid accidentally spilled.


Dishwasher & autoclave safe.
Graduated at 4, 6 and 8 oz. levels.
Opening in mouthpiece is large enough for a straw .

Capacity: 8 ounces.
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information from   Medline Plus
Create your own medication chart to clearly show what times you should take each of your
medications or supplements, and how much to take.
Daily Pill Organizer
Organize and dispense daily medicine for
7 full days.
Color-coded daily containers easily slide in and out;
each contains 4 compartments, for
breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime.
About 1 3/4" x 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Worried about some capsules found in your teenager's room?
Not sure about those leftover pills still in the bathroom cabinet?
There's a good chance that
Drugs.com Pill Identification Wizard
(Pill Finder) can help you match the imprint, size, shape,
or color and lead you to the detailed description in our drug

As a general rule, periodically check your medicine cabinets for
expired, re-bottled, or unidentified pills. To avoid confusion and
mistakes, keep all medications in their original bottles or
packets with pertinent labeling and instructions attached.

In order to proceed to the Pill Identification Wizard, you must
read and agree to
Drug.com  terms.
MedCenter 31 Day Pill Organizer w/ Alarm
and Talking Clock
The MedCenter holds 31 separate pill boxes that can
be removed and carried with you.
Each easy-open box is labeled with the day of the
month and has four sections for morning, noon,
evening and bedtime doses.
Four-alarm reminder clock means you'll never miss a
dose again.
Requires 2 AA batteries.
10"L x 8"W x 7 1/4"H.
The Granny Jo Dignity Mug is a unique ceramic mug with
two extra-large handles intended for those who no longer have the
strength or dexterity to hold a mug with one hand.

The design of the Granny Jo Dignity Mug permits multiple grip options -
the user can either grasp the outside of both handles, slide their fingers through the
wide openings, or grip the body of the mug directly. The multiple grip options allow
for increased stability and control by the drinker, improving their ability to maintain
independence and personal dignity while drinking.
Holds 8 ounces.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
Metal Pill Crusher by Graham-Field features
chrome-plated zinc with aluminum and stainless steel
fillings. Heavy-duty corrosion-resistant,
die cast crusher. $118.00
Personal Care Attendant
The Art of Finding,
Keeping, or Being One
by Katie Rodriguez Banister
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Oralflo Pill Cup  $14.95  
Designed to help people with swallowing difficulties swallow pills and medication.

For some people, swallowing pills or tablets can be a real challenge. Gagging,
coughing, and sometimes vomiting are among the usual end-result for those
individuals who just can’t simply take their medicines down to their stomach.

This Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup offers a stress-free way for you to use your
natural swallowing reflex in ingesting medication and vitamins. It eliminates
splitting and crushing of pill especially time release or coated medications. The
pill swallowing cup accepts pills of all sizes and works well in both children from 4
years old and adults. Through this efficient pill swallowing cup, you also avoid
wasting spilt medicines and instead get the most out of your pill or vitamins
Oralflo Pill Cup
Pill Splitter/Storage,
Set of 2   $11.99
Pill Popper  $5.99
Open individually wrapped
Medicine Easily
Stubborn blister packs
are no match for this pill popper.
Simply place blister pack on the
safety cutter, press on the
handle and access your pill in a
compartment below.
It’s so easy, you can pop a
whole pack at once for storage
in your own container.
Perfect for those with arthritis,
carpal tunnel or weak hands.
No more hand strain or lost pills.
Compact for home, travel, purse
or pocket. 5” x 1”x 1/2”.
Durable plastic.
LED Nightstand Caddy with Pill Storage
Rest easy knowing your essentials are nearby. Easy-to-use cordless LED
nightstand caddy with pill storage features a sound-activated LED nightlight, so you
won’t have to reach. Simply clap, whistle or snap your fingers, and the LED
nightlight stays on for 30 seconds, then automatically shuts off. With a coaster on
top and pill container below, it organizes all your nighttime needs. Sound-activated
LED light. Non-slip drinking glass coaster. Slide-out pill organizer. Perfect for bed or
bath. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).
Large Medication Organizer  $11.99

Versatile organizer can be used as individual daily compartments or a weekly pill box that
stores flat. Features large print and access holes for easy separation. Each daily pill box
measures 5 1/4"L x 1 1/4"W x 1"D and includes four 1 1/4"H x 1"W compartments. Overall
organizer size is 9 1/4"W x 5 3/4"H x 1"D. -f
Medicine Safe  $69.99

With its steel-reinforced body and double steel throw locking bolt system, nothing keeps your
prescription and non prescription drugs safer than our Medicine Safe. Conveniently designed to
fit easily into most standard medicine chests and to accommodate bottles up to 4” high, this
sturdy safe will keep your medicines organized, safe and secure. Includes mounting hardware for
mounting in your medicine cabinet or vanity drawer, and 2 serialized barrel keys for extra security.
Holds approximately 7 standard sized medicine bottles. Keep dangerous and addictive drugs out
of the hands of children and thieves with this sturdy safe.