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Over the Counter Products

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Over the Counter Products


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.


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.


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.


Medscape Reference: Drugs, Diseases & Procedures
Medscape Reference includes monographs for over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and a limited number of vitamins and herbal preparations. Includes a drug interaction checker. Requires free registration to view. Search by generic or brand 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.


PDR Health | Rx Drug Interactions, Side Effects | Official site of Physicians' Desk Reference

Explanations for the consumer about safe and effective use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Can be searched using brand names or browsed alphabetically. Content is based on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug information found in the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR). Also contains disease and condition information for common ailments.


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