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Drug Information Questions? - Online Resources

Question?

Reference Sources from Lovejoy Library (distillation and collection of primary and secondary sources)

Other Online Sources - Lovejoy Library
(primary and secondary sources)
Adverse Reactions?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Clinical Tools tab -> Adverse Reactions link
  • Drug Information Full-Text , Click on Title on the blue search bar, enter drug name, choose the AHFS Drug Information entry and scroll to Cautions section in the drug monograph
  • Facts & Comparison 4.0 , Search for drug name in the Search Monographs box and click on Adverse Reactions in the Monograph Sections box of Drug Facts & Comparisons or A to Z Drug Facts
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX, Choose DRUGDEX or Martindale databases, search for drug name and click on Adverse Reactions in DRUGDEX or Adverse Effects in Martindale
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to Adverse Reactions section of the drug monograph .
  • Clin Alert , Search for drug name in Keyword search
  • Ovid MEDLINE (or CINAHL) , Search for drug name by using Map on Subject heading and the Adverse Effects subheading
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (or Current Contents or EBM Reviews) , Search for drug name and (adverse effect$ or adverse reaction$)
Advice for Patients?
  • CareNotes System MICROMEDEX , Choose DrugNote and search drug name
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Patient Education Tab -> CareNotes or AltCareDex OR choose USP DI from main search screen
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Patient Education Tab -> Drug Info Handouts link OR search for a drug in the Monographs section and click on then Patient Education link in the drug monograph
  • Facts & Comparison 4.0 , Resources -> MedFacts Patient Information
  • MD Consult , Click on Patient Handouts tab -> Click on Medications -> Find drug name in alphabetical list.
  • Pharmacist's Letter , Scroll to Patient Handouts at lower right corner of home page
Code Numbers?
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to How Supplied section of the drug monograph .
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Products Tab -> Product Info link, NDC Code
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX, PDR, search for drug name and then link to 'How Supplied' section
  • None recommended
Compare Drugs (side by side)?
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Tables are by Therapeutic Class
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Drugs Tab -> Compare Drug Summaries
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Products tab -> Product Comparisons OR Drug Information tab -> Drug Comparisons
  • None recommended
Contraindications?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Information tab -> Index Search link, choose Contraindications from the pull-down menu OR search on a specific drug name in Monographs and click on the Contraindications / Precautions link
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Drugs Tab -> Specific Topic Search -> Choose DRUGDEX database and Contraindications and enter a term OR search on drug name and click on Cautions/Contraindications in the drug monograph
  • Drug Information Full-Text, Click on Title in the blue Search bar, enter drug name, choose the AHFS Drug Information entry, and scroll to Contraindications
  • Facts & Comparison 4.0 , Search for drug name in the Search Monographs box and click on Contraindications in the Monograph Sections box of the Drug Facts & Comparisons entry
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to Contraindications section of the drug monograph .
  • Ovid MEDLINE (or CINAHL) , Search for drug name by using Map on Subject heading and the Contraindications subheading
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (or Current Contents or EBM Reviews) , Search for drug name and contraindicat$
Chemical Structures?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Search drug name in Monographs and click Chemical Structure link
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Click Choose Databases and then PDR or Index Nominum. Search for drug name and find structure graphic in drug entry
  • None recommended
Cost?
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab (or How Supplied) -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to Cost of Therapy section of the drug monograph .
  • None recommended
Dosage and administration?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Information Tab -> Scroll down to Dosage and Administration in the Frequent Tasks Menu and search on drug name in either Dosing Guidelines or Instructions for Dosing
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Drugs Tab -> Specific Topic Search -> Choose DRUGDEX database and Dosing Information before entering a search term in the dosing section of a drug monograph OR search on drug name and click on Dosing Information in the DRUGDEX monograph
  • Drug Information Full-Text , Click on Title in the blue Search bar, enter drug name, choose the AHFS Drug Information entry, and scroll to Dosage and Administration section.
  • Facts & Comparison 4.0 , Search for drug name and click on Administration & Dosage in the Monograph Sections box of the drug monograph
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to Dosage and Administration section of the drug monograph .
  • None recommended
Question?

Reference Sources from Lovejoy Library (distillation and collection of primary and secondary sources)

Other Online Sources - Lovejoy Library
(primary and secondary sources)
Drug interactions?
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Resources -> Drug Interaction Facts
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX, Interactions Tab OR search for drug name and click on Interaction in the navigation pane of DrugDex or Martindale entry
  • Drug Information Full-Text , Click on Title in the blue Search bar, enter drug name, choose the AHFS Drug Information entry, and scroll to Drug Interactions
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Information Tab -> Scroll down to Drug Interactions in the Frequent Tasks Menu OR Patient Education tab -> Consumer Drug Interactions
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list -> Scroll to Interactions section of the drug monograph .
  • Clin Alert , Search for drug name in Keyword search
  • Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics , Click on Adverse Drug Interactions Program on left side of home page
Drugs in pregnancy?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Click on Select Databases and choose ReproRisk
  • Other databases , search for drug monograph and then click on or find Pregnancy link or heading
  • None recommended
Foreign Drugs?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , click Select Databases button, choose Index Nominum and/or Martindale
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Global Drugs -> Find drug name in alphabetical list
  • None recommended
Herbal, natural & homeopathic products, dietary supplements?
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Resources -> Review of Natural Products
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Click on Select Databases and choose Alternative Medicine and/or Martindale's
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Information tab -> Scroll down to List all Nutraceuticals and List all Nutritional Products in the Frequent Tasks Menu
  • None recommended
Identification?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Drug Tab -> Drug Identification
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Enter drug name or imprint in the Search Drug Identifier box OR go to Resources -> Drug Identifier
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Product tab -> Product Identification
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Drug Identification Guide/Pill Images. Find drug name in alphabetical list and then click on Trade Code to access images.
  • None recommended
Investigational Drugs?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Click on Investigational Drugs on the Frequent Tasks menu
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Resources -> Investigational Drugs from Drug Facts & Comparisons
  • None recommended
IV compatibility?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Clinical Tools tab -> IV Compatibility
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , IV Compatibility tab
  • Drug Information Full-Text , Click on Title in the blue Search bar, enter drug name, and choose the Handbook on Injectable Drugs entry
  • None recommended
Manufacturer contact information?
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Toolbox -> Manufacturer Index OR in individual drug monographs from Drug Facts & Comparisons, click on the manufacturer's name in the Product List section of the page.
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Choose PDR from the Choose Databases list and search on drug name
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult) , click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Supplier Information. Find manufacturer's name in alphabetical list.
  • None recommended
News?
  • MD Consult, click on Drugs tab -> Drug News, Newest FDA Approvals, Safety Notices, Newly approved Indications and Other FDA Approvals are available from the Drugs home page.
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Click on In the News from the home page (current 30 days)
  • Pharmacist's Letter
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
  • Clin-Alert
Question?

Reference Sources from Lovejoy Library (distillation and collection of primary and secondary sources)

Other Online Sources - Lovejoy Library
(primary and secondary sources)
Off-Label Uses?
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Resources -> Off-Label Drug Facts
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult), click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list. Off-label Indications will be listed at the beginning of the monograph.
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , choose USP-DI from Choose Database list, look under Accepted and Unaccepted Indications OR choose DRUGDEX, click on Therapeutic Uses in navigation bar and see if FDA approved or not.
  • None recommended
Over-the-counter products?
  • Facts & Comparisons 4.0 , Resources -> Nonprescription Drug Therapy
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Choose USP-DI and PDR from the Choose Databases list and search on drug name
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Search for product name in Monograph search
  • None recommended
Package Label / Insert?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Choose PDR from the Choose Databases list and search on drug name
  • None recommended
Patents?
  • Clinical Pharmacology , Drug Products tab -> Drug Patents
  • None recommended
Pharmacokinetics?
  • All databases, Search on drug name and find Pharmacokinetics section of drug monograph
  • None recommended
Pharmacology?
  • All databases, Search on drug name and find Pharmacology section of drug monograph
  • None recommended
Physical and Chemical Properties?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Choose Martindale or PDR from the Choose Databases list and search on drug name
  • MD Consult (Mosby's Drug Consult), click on Drugs tab -> Contents tab -> Find drug name in alphabetical list and look for Description section at the beginning of the monograph.
  • None recommended
Toxicology/Poisoning?
  • Healthcare Series MICROMEDEX , Click on Toxicology tab
  • None recommended

For additional assistance contact Liz Delfert, Science & Health Sciences Librarian, edelfer@siue.edu, 618.650.3129

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