On this page you will find various sites to assist you in looking up information on prescription medications, vitamins, and other supplements. Information like standard doses, usual and unusual side effects and how a drug works, as well as effects in pregnancy and while nursing, can all be found. Click on a link below or scroll down to find out more about each site.
MedlinePlus Drugs and Supplements page allows users to search for a variety of medications, both prescription and over the counter, as well as herbs and other supplements. Dietary supplements and herbal remedies include information about effectiveness and usual dosage. Prescription medications and over the counter drugs include side effects, special precautions and dosage information.
DailyMed contains a compilation of medicines as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). DailyMed provides trustworthy information about medications marketed in the United States. The site provides a standard and up-to-date look at current medication labels. Searchable for animal and human drugs.
The Dietary Supplement Label Database(DSLD) houses the full labels from dietary supplement products marketed in the United States. It is intended as a resource for researchers and health care providers, but also the general public. Labels on vitamins, protein supplements, weight loss pills, and herbal supplements can all be found here. Please note that these are labels provided by the maker of the product and neither the product or label are FDA approved.
Drugs.com is a comprehensive database provided by a non-governmental consortium of drug information, electronic health record and pharmacy groups. Information is pulled from a number of reliable sources and the site is certified by the Health on the Net Foundation to be reliable and trustworthy.
The NIH (National Institutes of Health) National Cancer Institute's website includes information on Cancer Drugs.
The NIH's National Institute on Drug Abuse provides information on drugs and drug abuse, including prevention and treatment.
LactMed® is a free database from the National Library of Medicine (an institute within NIH). LactMed contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.
By becoming more knowledgeable about your condition, you can be better prepared to talk with your health care provider and take a more active role in your health care. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides this listing of consumer health web sites for informational use only, and does not establish a professional relationship between the users and any health care provider. These materials are not intended as a substitute for the care of a qualified health care provider.
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