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Brand Names and Availability

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Brand Names and Availability


DailyMed: About DailyMed

DailyMed provides access to package inserts and labels for over-the-counter, herbal, and prescription drugs. Labels on DailyMed may not be identical to approved labels nor the labels on currently distributed products. DailyMed is provided by the United States National Library of Medicine. Search by drug name, NDC code, or drug class to locate the package insert.


Dietary Supplements Labels Database


Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains information found on manufacturers’ labels from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. DSLD currently contains over 50,000 labels and is expected to eventually include most dietary supplement products sold to American consumers. The database can be browsed by active ingredients, product names, or manufacturers (contacts). Label information for products no longer on the market can also be searched by checking the box before DSLD Off Market, which can be found on the Advanced Search page.


Drug Information Portal - U.S. National Library of Medicine - Quick Access to Quality Drug Information
This site is a true portal: search for a prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or nutraceutical name and the site will provide links to additional information from a variety of United States-government-produced websites. Includes links to research articles, drug monographs, labels, and more. Can also be searched by drug category.


Drugs.com | Prescription Drugs - Information, Interactions & Side Effects


This commercial site provides professional-level and consumer-level information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. Search or browse by drug name, drug class name, or conditions. Includes pill identifier, interactions checker, personal medication records and information in Spanish. Sources of information include American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information (AHFS DI), United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Micromedex, and MedFacts.


Browse or search for United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription and over-the-counter human drugs and therapeutic biologicals currently approved for sale in the United States. The site includes discontinued drugs and "Chemical Type 6" approvals. Contents for each drug include active ingredients; dosage form or route of administration; strength; marketing status; company that sponsored application for approval; FDA action date; and approval type. Many, but not all drug products have links to current FDA approved labels; older labels; approval letters; reviews; and patient information. In addition, new drug applications (NDA) and biologic license applications (BLA) can be listed.


Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)
Up to date, easily accessible information about most of the licensed medicines available for use in the United Kingdom (UK). Contains summaries of product characteristics for use by health care professionals as well as patient information leaflets. Maintained by a nonprofit organization funded by UK pharmaceutical companies. Search by drug name or manufacturer name.


Health Canada Drug Product Database (DPD)


The Drug Product Database (DPD), a service from Health Canada, contains product-specific information on drugs approved for use in humans and veterinary applications in Canada. It contains approximately 15,000 products which companies have notified Health Canada as being marketed. Drug monographs provided by the manufacturers include information for professionals and consumers including Drug Statuses, Drug Identification Number (DIN), Company name, Strength, Therapeutic Classification (AHFS and ATC), scientific and pharmaceutical information, excipients, labels for the marketed product, etc. Search by drug name or active ingredient.


MayoClinic.com Drugs and Supplements

Search or browse for brief information for consumers on frequently-used prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs, herbs, vitamins, and other supplements. Content includes brand names, use, precautions, and side effects. Content is taken from Natural Standard's patient monographs.


MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus

This United States government-supported site is aimed at consumers and provides basic drug information on popular prescription, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies, including side effects, dosage, special precautions. Browse by generic or brand name for prescription and over-the-counter drugs; browse alphabetically by herb or supplement name.


MoRx Price Compare

Many states in the United States provide online access to drug pricing databases which gather, aggregate, and report prices paid for prescription drugs in the state. Missouri has chosen to make pricing data for over 10,000 prescription and over-the-counter drugs available online; other states only provide online pricing data for the 100, 250, or 500 most frequently prescribed drugs. Click on "MoRxPrice Compare" link on the right hand side of the page to enter the drug database. Search by generic or brand name for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also available in Spanish.


Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

This resource is produced by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The electronic version of this resource offers information for medical providers on generic drug substitution for brand products or therapeutic drug equivalence. It also has information on whether specific drugs are currently protected by patents. Searching can be completed by active ingredient, proprietary name, patent, applicant holder, or application number. The electronic version is updated daily. The PDF printable version (under the Publications link) has an Annual edition and a Current Cumulative Supplement edition that can also be used. Pharmacists in community practice, drug informationists, and pharmaceutical research companies would be the primary users of this resource.


Vaccines, Blood & Biologics

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates vaccines, blood products, and biologic products including cellular and gene therapy products as well as tissue transplantation. Information is provided about allergenics, blood and blood products, cellular and gene therapy, tissue and tissue products, vaccines, xenotransplantation (transplantation of non-human cells), international activities, development and approval, compliance and regulation, safety and availability, science and research, news and events, as well as resources for consumers, health professionals, and industry personnel. This is the only FDA database that includes these products (blood, biologics, and vaccines are not included in Drugs@FDA). Search or browse to find regulatory and application information on licensed products and premarket approvals, as well as consumer and professionally-focused information.


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