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The BU DIS is available to health care professionals only. We do not respond to medical information requests directly from the public.

Drug information requests from consumers are best handled by direct care providers who are aware of the patients' medical histories, current conditions, medications, and overall healthcare needs. Often times laymen need assistance identifying an unknown medication. If you are a consumer and need help identifying a medication, you may call the FDA's Drug Information Service at 888-INFOFDA or (301) 827-4570 or consult the pill identification area at

The BU DIS is not a Poison Control Center. If you are in need of poison control services, please contact your nearest Poison Control Center by calling (800) 222-1222. There are poison experts available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.