Find a Medicine
- This site provides information about currently marketed drugs. It contains the most recent drug labeling information as found in the package inserts of medications. The National Library of Medicine maintains this site for the public. The NLM receives this information from the Food and Drug Administration.
- Dietary Supplements Labels Database
- This site covers the ingredients information for over 2000 brands of dietary supplements. It allows consumers to see what ingredients are found in different brands of dietary supplements. It also supplies information about the any health claims by the manufacturers of dietary supplements. Warnings and Recalls from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), related to ingredients and brands are also provided. The database is provided by the National Library of Medicine.
- Drug Information Portal
(National Library of Medicine)
- This site covers over 12,000 drugs from clinical trial through the marketplace. The NLM Drug Information Portal provides a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine and other key government agencies. Resources include the NLM search systems useful in searching for a drug, NLM research resources, resources organized by audience and class, and other NIH and government resources such as FDA and CDC.
This site does not cover all experimental drugs, or untested folk remedies if they are not covered by the sources above.
- Drugs. com
- Drugs.com provides free and accurate advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products. Also has consumer updates, videos and other information from the Federal Drug Administration.
- Medline Plus Drug Information
- MedlinePlus Drug Information provides information from two places. One is MedMaster™, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The other is Herbs and Supplements from Natural Standard©. The information from these two places is found on one page to ease use. Some drugs only have information from one place. Boxes on the screen show the first letters of drug names. Choose the letter of the drug you want. A list of drug names will appear; select the drug you want from the list.
- PDRhealth.com: Drugs & Supplements
- This site provides information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs (non-prescription), herbal medicines, and nutritional supplements. The information is in plain language and is easy to find. You can learn what a drug, herb, or supplement is used for, how you should take it, reasons you shouldn’t take it and any special warnings there might be about it.
- Peoples Pharmacy
- This site, created by Joe and Terry Graedon, gives lots of information about drugs, herbs, vitamins, and home remedies. Look in the middle of the page for the Drug Library or the Herb Library and select the one you want to explore. The drug information tells how drugs should be taken and what adverse effects might happen. The herb information warns of adverse effects of herbs and their interactions with medications. Pictures of herbs are included.
Last Modified: Thursday May 27, 2010 3:19 PM