Type of Request/ Category Useful Tertiary Resources Secondary Resources
General Product Information Major compendia¹, Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs, product labeling, The Pink Sheet, The Medical Letter, Pharmacist's Letter, Dynamed Plus MEDLINE, EMBASE,IPA, IDIS
Adverse Effects Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs, Side Effects of Drugs Annual, Product labeling, major compendia¹ FDA Medwatch, Reactions Weekly, Clin-Alert, MEDLINE, EMBASE, IPA, IDIS
Availability of Dosage Forms, Pricing Red Book (Micromedex), American Drug Index, major compendia
Identification of Product, off-label, Orphan Drug Identidex, Clinical Pharmacology, DailyMed, Drugs.com, IDENT-A-Drug, Lexicomp
Compounding / Formulations Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Merck Index, PubChem Project, A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice, USP/NF (create an Access Point account), Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations, Extemporaneous Formulations, Ansel's Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems, USP Pharmacists' Pharmacopeia IPA, IDIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
Dietary Supplements, Natural Products, CAM Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Review of Natural Products, PDR for Herbal Medicine, Trease and Evans' Pharmacognosy, The Complete German Commission E monograph: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines EMBASE, MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS
Dosage Recommendations (general and organ impairment) Major compendia¹, Sanford Guide Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure: Dosing Guidelines for Adults and Children, GlobalRPh.com MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS, EMBASE
Drug Interaction Hansten and Horn's Drug Interaction Analysis and Management, Drug Interaction Facts, Stockley's Drug Interactions, Food-Medication Interactions, Drug Therapy Monitoring System, major compendia¹ Reactions Weekly, IPA
Drug-Laboratory Interference Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data, Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
Geriatric Dosage Recommendations Geriatric Lexi-Drugs, major compendia¹ MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS, EMBASE
Regulatory, Therapeutic Equivalence Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluation (US FDA), Purple Book: Lists of Licensed Biological Products, US Drug Enforcement Administration, US FDA, NABP, Code of Federal Regulations, The Pink Sheet, World Health Organization
Investigational Drug Information FDA Website, Clinicaltrials.gov, MedlinePlus, manufacturer websites Current Contents, EMBASE, MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS
Incompatibility / Stability Handbook of Injectable Drugs, King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures, Trissel's 2 clinical Pharmaceutics Database, Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs, Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy IPA, IDIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
International Drug Equivalency Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference, Index Nominum, Specific country resources
Method / Rate Administration Major compendia¹
Patient Information MedlinePlus, DailyMed, DrugDigest, Pharmacist's Letter, Medication Guides (US FDA), Lexicomp Patient Education, USP DI II: Advice for the Patient, Dynamed Plus)
Pediatric Dosage Recommendations The Harriet Lane Handbook, Pediatric and Neonatal Lexi-Drugs, Neofax Essentials, Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy bear book), Pediatric Drug Formulations, major compendia¹ MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS, EMBASE
Pharmacokinetics Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, major compendia¹ IPA, EMBASE, MEDLINE, IDIS
Pharmacology Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of therapeutics, Brody's Human Pharmacology: Molecular to Clinical, Principles of Pharmacology IDIS, IPA, EMBASE, MEDLINE
Pharmacy Law Pharmacy Practice and Law, Guide to Federal Pharmacy Law, Pharmacy Practice and Tort Law, State Board of Pharmacy Websites LexisNexis
Pregnancy / Teratogenicity / Lactation Drugs in Pregnancy and lactation, Medication and Mother's Milk, Catalog of Teratogenic Agents, Drugs during Pregnancy and Lactation, REPRORISK, LactMed, Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Professionals, major compendia¹ Reactions Weekly, EMBASE, MEDLINE, IDIS, IPA
Therapy Evaluation / Drugs of Choice / Systematic Review Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, The Merck Manual, Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, Goldman's Cecil Medicine, Textbook of Therapeutics, Conn's Current Therapy, Medscape, Dynamed Plus Journal Watch, MEDLINE, EMBASE, IDIS, IPA, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reveiws
Toxicology Information POISINDEX, Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies,Casarett & Doull's Essentials of Toxicology, Posioning & Toxicology handbook, Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Drug Overdose, Disposition of Toxic Drugs and Chemicals in Man, LiverTox: Clinical and Research Information on Drug-Induced Liver Injury Reactions Weekly, EMBASE, MEDLINE, IPA, IDIS, BIOSIS
Veterinary Medicine Textbook of Veterinary Medicine, The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM), Pet Place, Pet education, Pets with Diabetes, Plumb's Veterinary Drug handbook, Compendium of Veterinary Products (CVP), Exotic Animal Formulary, USP, Veterinary Medicine BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
Travel, Biological Products and Biosimilar and Interchangeable Biological Products Yellow Book: CDC Health Information for International Travel Purple Book: US FDA Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research Purple Book: US FDA Center of Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Information compiled by - Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit , Pharm.D., Ph.D.

¹Major Compendia: Facts and Comparisons, AHFS Drug Information, Lexicomp Online, Dynamed Plus, Epocrates, Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), Micromedex, UptoDate, Medscape Drug Reference