Drug Information Resources

Where to start your Drug Information search

Drug Monographs and Major Compendia

  • Lexi-Comp Online (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide users with robust clinical drug information.
  • DynaMed (EBSCO) (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Content ranges from comprehensive reviews of diseases, conditions, and abnormal findings to highly focused topics on evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management. Drug and laboratory monographs developed and maintained by IBM Micromedex are also included.
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (Licensed for UH Hilo users only) Authoritative resource on dietary supplements, herbal medicines, and complementary and integrative therapies. Includes: interactive tools for safety, effectiveness and interactions; over 1,400 natural medicine monographs; and NMBER® evidence-based rating system for 185,000+ commercial brand products.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, contains 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Epocrates Online Free resource, register to use.
  • Global RpH Free access
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • NLM Drug Information Portal
    This is a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. It allows you to search several NLM/NIH drug information resources at once including PubMed, Toxnet, PubChem, ChemIDplus, ClinicalTrials, and MedlinePlus. Its mobile site can be accessed at https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/m.drugportal/.
  • USP-NF Online Follow the link to Create a USP Access point account.
    The USP-NF (United States Pharmacopeia–National Formulary) is a combination of two official compendia, the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the National Formulary (NF).

Tablet and Capsule Identification

  • National Library of Medicine
  • FDA (DDI) Division of Drug Information The Division of Drug Information (DDI) is CDER's focal point for public inquiries regarding human drug products.
  • Lexi-Comp Online (Licensed for UH Hilo users only) Collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide users with robust clinical drug information.
  • Pillbox NIH pillbox rapid identification and reliable information. Image explorer is a photo album for pills.
  • RxList RxList.com - Owned and Operated by WebMD and part of the WebMD network.

Additional Resources

  • Sanford Guide (Licensed for UH Hilo users only.)
    Infectious disease information designed for use at the point of care. Comprehensive coverage of treatment options for infectious diseases, syndromes, and pathogens. Mobile version available to DKICOP students.
  • PDR.net The scope is narrow, and focused on the prescribing and monitoring of over-the-counter and prescription medications. The initial interface is clean and easy to navigate. A simple search box dominates the page. Searching may be done by drug name (generic or brand), and users may also browse an alphabetical list of medications. Spell-check is enabled as an auto-complete or “did you mean” feature. No advanced search function is available.
  • CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CDER regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. This work covers more than just medicines. For example, fluoride toothpaste, antiperspirants, dandruff shampoos and sunscreens are all considered "drugs."
  • National Viral HepatitisRound Table This page has information for providers, patients, and organizations and highlights the work of our community partners.
  • HPV Resource Center for Pharmacists HPV Resource Center for pharmacists has information, practice tools, resources
  • Biosimilars Resource Center The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) has partnered with leading national pharmacy organizations to develop the Biosimilars Resource Center (BRC). The BRC website will provide a variety of unbiased educational and resource materials on biosimilars for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse
  • Institution for Safe Medication Practices
  • PubChem Project
  • STAT Reporting from the frontiers of Health and Medicine


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Compounding Resources

Handbook on Injectable Drugs book cover Handbook on Injectable Drugs
by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
ISBN: 1585285595
Publication Date: 2016-10-03

ASHP's Guide to IV Compatibility & Stability Backed by quality, peer-reviewed published literature, the Handbook on Injectable Drugs(tm) has been a go-to, trusted resource for nearly four decades. Copy available in the compounding lab.

Pediatric Injectable Drugs (the Teddy Bear Book) Tenth Edition book cover Pediatric Injectable Drugs (the Teddy Bear Book) Tenth Edition
by Stephanie J. Phelps; A. Jill Thompson; Tracy M. Hagemann; Kelley R$. Lee
ISBN: 9781585283798

The Teddy Bear Book covers neonates through adolescents, with age-specific dosing and administration guidelines throughout.

rissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations book cover Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations
by Lawrence A. Trissel; Lisa D. Ashworth; Jay Ashworth; American Pharmacists Association Staff (Contribution by)
ISBN: 1582122962
Publication Date: 2017-12-01
With the increasing use of compounded prescriptions, practitioners need to answer the question, "What is the stability of this preparation after it is compounded?"

Pregnancy and Lactation

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation book cover Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
by Gerald G. Briggs; Roger K. Freeman
ISBN: 1451190824
Available on Lexicomp Online - More Clinical Tools, select Indexes see Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.

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