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Internet Resources for Drug Information Questions

Although we cannot provide access to all of our drug databases, the following online resources provide free access to drug databases that are generally reliable and authoritative.

Disclaimer: Some free resources are supported by companies who are marketing their products. Most make it clear that the medical content is independently generated and that sponsored content is clearly identified; however, users need to vet those resources for potential bias. It is good practice to consult more than one resource. 

 

 

Drug Resources by Question / Info Need

Adverse Effects
Drugs.com
RxList (search for drug and then click on Side Effects & Drug Interactions at left)

Alternative Medicine and Dietary Supplements
Dietary Supplements Label Database
Drugs.com
Herbs at a Glance
Sloan-Kettering - About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products

Black Box Warnings

FDA Safety Alerts
Daily Med
 
Brand Names and Availability
Daily Med
Drug Information Portal

Compounding
Compounding Recipes Index

Disease Information
The Merck Manual Online
eMedicine
National Guidelines Clearinghouse
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Identification
Pill Identification - WebMD
Pillbox
RxList Pill Identification Tool

Drugs Ingredients
Daily Med
RxList

Drug Interactions
Drugs.com
Medscape Drug Interaction Checker (Search for a drug and interactions checker option appears)

Drug Monographs
Medscape Drug Reference
RxList
 
Indications and Dosage
RxList
Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

Lactation
Drugs and Lactation Database

Neutraceuticals
Daily Med
Drug Information Portal

Off Label Use
Medscape Drug Reference (noted under dosing & uses)

Over the Counter Products
Daily Med
Drug Digest

Package Inserts
Drugs@FDA
DailyMed
Dietary Supplements Labels Database

Poisoning and Toxicology
Hazardous Substances Database Bank (HSDB)

Pregnancy and Lactation
LactMed
Motherisk

Toxicology
Hazardous Substance Databank

Vaccines
Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

Veterinary Pharmacy
Green Book

 

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