Answered By: Vicki Sciuk
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017     Views: 65

The library has drug guide books, resources about prescriptions and pharmacology, and links to reliable websites with drug information. You might need to be logged onto to Blackboard for some of the links to work.

 E-Books / Databases:


  • DailyMed (includes tabs for indications, usage, contraindications, adverse reactions, dosage, patient counseling, etc. from FDA package inserts - Search by generic or brand name)
  • FDA Drug Index (from the Food and Drug Administration - includes approval history, medication guide, therapeutic equivalents)
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (includes medication safety alerts, high alert medication lists, Do Not Use abbreviations list)
  • MedlinePlus: Drugs, Herbs & Supplements (these patient handouts include both prescription and over the counter drugs)
  • NLM Drug Portal (includes Drug Category descriptions & lists)
  • (registration required for full monograph, but most information available without it. Has prescription and some OTC drugs)

Berkeley libraries also own print books of drug information that could be sent to any campus or to online students.

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