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Questions about drugs and medication are among the most frequently asked medical questions. This guide directs you to many sources on drugs, supplements and herbs. Most sources are from the U.S. Government.
UpToDate provides drug information by partnering with Lexicomp.
UpToDate is a clinical resource designed to assist with diagnosis and treatment. Information is presented in the form of topic reviews, each one addressing a particular clinical issue; those on treatment or management topics include recommendations.
A mobile version, called UpToDate Anywhere, is available. Users must register for an account through the regular UpToDate database.
Lexicomp for Dentistry
LexiComp Online for Dentistry
Lexicomp Online for Dentistry provides industry-leading reference information and screening tools to help answer prescribing, diagnosis and treatment questions, with dental-specific pharmacology information on over 8,000 prescription drugs, OTCs and natural products, plus tools like a state-of-the-art lesion diagnosis aid and a drug interactions/drug allergy screener.
Drug Database - EBSCO
AHFS Consumer Medication
Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, includes more than a thousand drug information studies written in lay language for consumers. Content is updated monthly. Available in English and Spanish.
Drugs - U.S. Government Sources
Natural Medicines provides evidence based information on herbs and supplements.
Natural Medicines (formerly known as Natural Standard) aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative therapies. Using a comprehensive methodology and grading scales, information is created that is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed.
eBooks: Pregnancy & Lactation
Supplements & Herbs - U.S. Government Sources
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This Guide was created by Carolyn Swidrak (retired).