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Locate information on diseases, conditions, and wellness topics in MedlinePlus

 

Drug Resources

Click to access PDR.NETPDR- Physician's Desk Reference - provides product safety Alerts,the Physicians' Desk Reference® (PDR®), the most trusted and commonly used drug information reference, PDR.net®, mobilePDR®, and PDR Drug Alerts, the only service providing electronic delivery of mandated safety Alerts to physicians and other prescribers.

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides a variety of information on all type of drugs:

Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information (MedlinePlus)

  • For patients, their families, and friends
  • Learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines
  • Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more
  • Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions

DailyMed

  • Provides information about prescription drug labels
  • Includes descriptions, usage, warnings, and patient counseling information

Dietary Supplement Label Database

  • Includes information from dietary supplements marketed in the U.S.
  • Includes product information, supplement facts, and ingredients

Drug Information Portal

  • Information on over 31,000 drugs from their entry in clinical trials through U.S. FDA approval and into the marketplace
  • Search for drug by name (generic, brand or approved name) or by category (i.e., anesthetics, neurotoxins)

Pillbox

  • Combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with information (imprint, shape, color, etc.)
  • Enables caregivers to visually search for and identify an unknown pill

AIDSinfo

  • Includes information on clinical research, treatment and prevention
  • Search the drug database for FDA-approved and for investigation drugs
  • Find preventive and therapeutic vaccines
  • Access updated treatment guidelines

LactMed

  • Contains over 1000 drugs, supplements and herbs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Includes information on levels of substances in breast milk and infant blood, possible effects on nursing infants, potential alternate drugs, and additional resources

LiverTox

  • Provides up-to-date and comprehensive information about drug induced liver injury
  • Contains drug records with data on medications, herbals, and dietary supplements that can affect the liver