3 Free Drug Apps That Could Save Your Life


Although some adverse drug reactions are not very serious, others cause the death, hospitalization, or serious injury of more than 2 million people in the United States each year. There are 100,000 fatalities each year attributed to adverse reactions to drugs.

Having trouble identifying medications and when to take them?  Concerned whether your parents are keeping track of the medications they are suppose to take? Worried about some capsules found in your teenager’s room? Not sure about those leftover pills still in the bathroom cabinet? Then using one of these 3 free solutions may ease your mind.

The Pill Identifier identifies pills, tablets, capsules using a comprehensive pill identification wizard. There’s a good chance that the Pill Identifier can help match the imprint, size, shape, or color and lead to the detailed description in their drug database.  While the web app is free, the iPhone app costs $.99.  The Pill Identifier by Health 5c is available for Android devices.

  • Search by letters or numbers imprinted on the medication
  • Search by drug name
  • Search by National Drug Code (NDC) – unique 10-digit universal product identifier for over the counter and prescription drugs in the U.S.