For up-to-the minute safety information on patients' adverse
reactions to drugs, safety alerts for drugs, vaccines, biologics,
medical devices, and dietary supplements, get to MedWatch, your gateway to
timely information on products regulated by the FDA.
Or stop by the FDA News page
which also lists recent medical device approvals, info on
vaccines, cosmetics labeling, plus recalls on surgical devices.
medicines can interact with food, alcohol, caffeine and with the
human body; for
food & drug
interactions, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration also offers this informative site.
The Physician's Desk Reference -- PDR
-- is a full listing of
medications available by prescription in the U.S. PDR is intended
for use by healthcare professionals, but through their Getting Well
Network, you get plain-English information on FDA-approved drugs so
you can check
on dosage, warnings, adverse effects, precautions, effects of overdose,
etc. of your meds.
Lycos Health with WebMD helps you find a drug and you can browse
the database by brand name or
generic name. There are also wellness topics, conditions,
medical library and health calculators.
Health Square offers
comprehensive information on more
than 1,000 prescription medications, including side effects
and possible interactions, plus info on major conditions, diseases
and treatments, as well as links to databases so you can find healthcare
offers a guide to more than 9,000 prescription and
over-the-counter medications, plus info about medical device safety,
and FDA warnings, recalls and other information including
Of course, you'll
check with your healthcare professional, too, but Healthtouch’s Drug
Information site has more than 10,000 prescription and
over-the-counter medications listed.
The Internet Drug Index – RxList -- lets
you search drug brands, OTC's and
nutraceuticals, a medical encyclopedia, drug FAQ's, alternative medicine
remedies, drug news, and imprint codes for 20,000+ capsules and tablets
so you know what you're taking.
The Institute for Safe Medication
Practices issues hazard alerts and medication safety alerts!
Track down addresses, e-mail addresses, links, and
telephone numbers for both prescription drug
manufacturers and makers of over the counter medications.
information provided on this site is designed to inform you and support,
not replace, your relationship with your doctor.
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