Drug Information Guide

Drug Information Databases

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access clear, concise and comprehensive drug, disease and clinical information that clinicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses use every day. A user guide...

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Canadian Resources

Health Canada Drug Product Database (DPD)
Managed by Health Canada, the DPD includes product specific information on 47,000 products and drugs that are approved, marketed, or cancelled in Canada.  Includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs, and disinfectants.

Notice of Compliance (NOC) Database
Updated nightly by Health Canada, this database contains NOC information for drugs from 1994 to present. 

Canada Vigilance Adverse Reaction Online Database
Compiled by Health Canada, this database has information on suspected adverse reactions to health products.  Contains materials produced by health professionals, consumers, manufacturers, and distributors.

Health Canada Listing of Monographs
Freely available monographs include information on purpose, dosage, and risk.

American Resources

MedlinePlus Drugs
The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s list of drugs, herbs, and supplements.  Includes information on uses, side effects, storage and disposal, and special precautions.

List of drugs approved by the Federal Drug Administration in the U.S.

Drugs.com Pill Identifier
Free online resource for searching and identifying pills and tablets based on imprint, colour, and shape.

Epocrates Online
Source for drug information and clinical practice guidelines, and has a pill identifier.  Updated daily.