Drug Information

  1. AHFS Drug Information
    • organized by monorgraphs
    • information on FDA-approved and off-label uses of medications
  2. Drug Facts and Comparisons
    • organized by drug class
    • specific agents, including inactive ingredients in commercial preparations
    • there are comparative monographs of drug classes to help discern differences between agents of the same class
  3. Physicians' Desk Reference
    • compilation of product package inserts
    • contact information for manufacturers, a list of poison control centers and some limited tablet identification
  4. USP DI Volume I
    • for health care professional, organized into monographs based on nonproprietary names
    • information on indications, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety issues, and patient counseling points
  5. USP DI Volume II
    advice for the lay person and includes material intended to supplement counseling by a health care professional
  6. USP DI Volume III
    • information on therapeutic equivalence and USP/NF requirements for labeling, storing, and packaging drugs
    • information about regulations and statutes impacting pharmacy
    • "Orange Book"
  7. Drug Information Handbook
    • organized in brief product monographs, where information is presented regarding clincial use, safety, and monitoring for a variety of drugs
    • data presented about FDA approved as well as off-label use of medications
    • limited tablet ID section
    • appendices providing tx options and comparing agents in the same class
  8. American Drug Index
    • contains brief entries, indexed by product and generic name, with information about product use, available dosage forms and sizes, and manufacturer information
    • several helpful charts: look alike/sound alike medications, preganancy categories, normal lab values, as well as common pharmacy calculations
  9. Handbook of Clinical Drug
    • organized into monographs and comparative charts
    • data is provided regarding dosing, including adjustments for special populations; adverse events; pharmacology; and pharmacokinetic data
  10. Micromedex
    • FDA-approved indications, off-label uses, pharmacokinetic data, safety information and pharmacology
    • common questions for some medications
  11. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs: An Interactive Approach to Self-Care
    • organized by body systems, focusing on those disease states for which self-care may be appropriate
    • information provides comparative efficacy of various OTC agents, contraindications for self-treatment, drug interactions and other safety information
    • has tx algorithms and patient care cases make this resource especially helpful for students and new practitioners
  12. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
    • use of medications in pregnant or lactating women
    • literature for fetal exposure in utero or exposure through breast milk are provided
    • animal lilterature is provided in cases where human literature is lacking
  13. Geriatric Dosage Handbook
    • monographs contain traditional sections of drug information, but focus on dosing recommendations for geriatric patients
    • limited references to primary literature are provided
  14. Pediatric Dosage Handbook
    • contain traditional sections of DI, but focus on dosing recommendations for pediatrics
    • information about common extemporaneous preparations
  15. Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure
    • addresses the changes in pharmacokinetics that occur as a result of renal impairment, and provides sepcific recommendations for dosing adjustment for medications
    • has tables, which include recommendations for dosage modifications for patients undergoing hemodialysis, chronic ambularoty periotneal dialysis and continuous renal replacment therapy
  16. Mosby's Drug Consults
    • extensive monographs of common prescription drugs; other products not included
    • monographs include pricing information, FDA approval dates and drug availablity in many states
    • appendices include: monographs of commonly used dietary supplements, comparative drug tables within class, and manufacturer contact information
  17. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs
    • information about disease states and treatment options
    • information presented in the form of cases with follow-up discussions
    • focus on clinical case-based presentation of information
    • print source updated every 3-4 years
  18. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiological Approach
    • focuses on the management of a variety of disease states
    • information about disorders include: epidemiology, etiology, presenation of disease, treatment, and treatment outcomes
  19. Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
    quick summary of disease state information, including pathology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
  20. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
    comprehensive introduction to clinical medicine; pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, an disease management
  21. Goodman and Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
    • information about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a number of drugs
    • focus is to provide a correlation b/t principles of pharmacology and contemporary clincial practice
  22. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
    • information about all aspects of pharmacy practice
    • disccusion of social issues impacting pharmacy; information about the basics of pharmaceutics, manufacturing, pharmacodynamics, and medicinal chemistry
    • information regarding common compounding techniques and ingredients
  23. Merck Index
    • provides descriptions of the chemical and pharmacological information about a variety of products
    • data includes: CAS number, chemical structure, molecular weight and physical data, including solubility, which may be especially useful in compounding
  24. Hansten and Horn's Drug Interactions Analysis and Management
    • summaries, mechanism, and managemenet options for reported drug interactions
    • severetiy of interactions and risk factors
    • provides rapid info regarding severity and likelihood of an interaction and actions needed to minimize the risk based ont he case studies and primary literature
  25. Index Nominum: International Drug Directory
    • information source contains information on drugs available in over 140 countries
    • info on structure, theapeutic class and proprietary names for single entity medications
    • also included in MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series
  26. Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database
    provides a summary of the information available for various dietary supplements and rates the relative safety and efficacy of those products
  27. Review of Natural Products
    • chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology of a number of natural products
    • primary literature
    • relevant clinical trials
    • dramatically increased the amount of information in cluded in patient counseling sections
  28. Handbook of Injectable Drugs (Trissel's)
    • information regarding comparatability and stability of various parenteral medications
    • information provided in the form of charts and tables, making finding information relatively quick
    • resource provides routes of administration and commercially available strengths
  29. Pharmacy Practice and the Law
    federal laws and regulations impacting pharmacy practice
  30. Pharmacist's Letter
    Newsletter that provdes current events published monthly
  31. Clinical Pharmacology
    • electronic database has monographs of prescription and nonprescription products as well as some dietary supplements
    • database screens for drug interactions, create comparison tables for prescription drugs, determine IV compatability, description or imprint of codes
    • patient education section
  32. Red Book
    • prescription and OTC product availabilty and pricing
    • sugar-free, lactose-free, or alcohol free preparations
    • NDC numbers, routes of administration, dosage form, size and strength are included
  33. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
    • includes information on a variety of domestic and international drugs
    • proprietary names and manufacturer contact information
    • information provided on common herbal products as well as diagnostic agents, radioactive pharmaceuticals, and some veterinary products
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