Pills are collectible items and used to increase the player's health. They replace the medkits from the original Half-Life. They are a throwback to the pills from Afraid of Monsters.
In the non-canonical 5th ending to Cry of Fear, it is revealed that the unlockable package that Simon mails to his own address does in fact contain a pack of these pills. Simon takes the pills, which sends him into an hallucination, in which he enters the heaven level from Afraid Of Monsters
- The pills are the exact same Interfectum painkillers from Max Payne, that can be used through out the game to heal the player.
- The pills also appears in Cry of Fear's 5th ending as well in its custom campaigns.
- Unlike syringes, taking multiple pots of pills does not cause the player's vision to blur, even though it is likely that you would in fact be receiving a larger dose than you would from the syringe alone.