Are you taking medication? Want to find out more about herbal medicine? Are you taking multiple prescriptions and need to know about drug interactions? Find out the latest information about prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and Herbal Medicine at the Bailey Library.
Reference books to consult include:
AHFS Drug Information 2006 RS 125 .A56 2006
Physicians’ Desk Reference RS 75 .P5 2006
The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs: Everything you need to know for safe drug use. RS 51 .E85 2006
PDR for Nonprescription Drugs, Dietary Supplements, and Herbs RM 671 .A1 P48 2006
Drug Facts and Comparisons RM 300 .F33 2006
PDR Guide to Drug Interactions, Side Effects, and Indications RS 75 .P3 2006
Drug Interaction Facts RM 302 .D76 2004
PDR for Herbal Medicines RS 75 .P554 2000
The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies v.1-2 RM 666 .H33 H363 2004
Medicinal Plants of the World RS 164 .V295 2004
Research Databases with Prescription Drug information and Herbal Medicine:
Go to Research Databases:
“Health and Wellness Resource Center” – includes searching for Drug and Herb Finder. The Drug and Herb finder link searches the PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs, PDR Family Guide to Over-the-Counter Drugs, USP DI-Volume II, Advice for the Patient: Drug Information in Lay Language and, for Alternative Health Module subscribers, the PDR Family Guide to Natural Medicines and Healing Therapies for your search term.
“Micromedex” – is a database with reliable clinical reference and support tool for clinicians. Micromedex includes a section on Drug information. The Drug information tab allows the user to compare drug summaries, access to trade/generic drug lists, drug identification, specific database search, specific topic search, and therapeutic class drug list.
What’s on the web?
RxList at http://www.rxlist.com/ for drug information provided by WebMD’s licensors. The site provides description, clinical pharmacology, indications and dosages, side effects and drug interactions, warnings and precautions, drug over dosage, and patient information.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research http://www.fda.gov/cder/index.html provides information on prescription and nonprescription drug information, clinical trials, drug safety, reports and much more.