Having trouble identifying pills? Try the Pill Identifier

Quickly identify pills, tablets and capsules using the web's most comprehensive Pill Identification Wizard.

Get Started

Worried about drug interactions? Use the Interactions Checker

The drug interactions tool allows you to check for drug-drug and drug-food interactions.

Check Now

Discover treatment options with the new Symptom Checker

This interactive decision guide helps identify the underlying cause of common symptoms.

Get Started

Custom search for Medical Transcriptionists?

Use our custom wildcard and phonetic search to assist in identifying drugs where the exact spelling is unknown and only the pronunciation is available.

Get Started

Drugs.com is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.

Posted today in Pharma Industry News

Monthly News Roundup - September 2014

Orexigen’s Combo Drug Contrave Approved for Weight Loss The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Contrave (bupropion HCl/naltrexone HCl) for chronic weight management in addition to diet and physical activity. Contrave is an extended-release form of two previously approved drugs, naltrexone (ReVia, Vivitrol) and bupropion (Wellbutrin,...

Posted today in Medical

Medical Implant Devices Skate Through Review Process, Studies Claim

Every day, people receive medical implants -- artificial valves, hip replacements, surgical mesh and the like -- that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two new studies contend. The studies -- conducted by prominent nonprofit groups and published online Sept. 29 in JAMA Internal...

Posted today in Medical

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for such procedures, a new American Heart Association scientific statement says. "With technological improvements, medical imaging has become an increasingly vital tool in diagnosing and treating patients with heart disease, but the...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Iluvien for Diabetic Macular Edema

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- pSivida Corp., a leader in the development of sustained release, drug delivery products for treating eye diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Iluvien for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). It is indicated for patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids...

Posted today in Medical

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines

The risks of powerful narcotic painkillers outweigh their benefits for treating chronic headaches, low back pain and fibromyalgia, a new statement from the American Academy of Neurology says. Narcotic, or opioid, painkillers include medications such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone (Oxycontin), methadone, fentanyl, hydrocodone or a combination of the...

Posted today in Medical

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk, Study Says

Children who are given broad-spectrum antibiotics before the age of 2 may face a slightly higher risk of becoming obese during childhood, new research suggests. Broad-spectrum antibiotics target a larger number of organisms than narrow-spectrum ones, according to the study. "It is a reason to think about whether you need antibiotics, and which antibiotic...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Get Physical Activity

-- Hitting the gym or going for a run are great ways to exercise, but there are lots of other ways to burn calories. The Weight-loss Information Network suggests how to get more physical activity each day: Aerobic exercises, such as biking, jogging, swimming or walking. Strength training exercises, by using weight machines or by doing crunches,...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Curbing Nighttime Nursing

-- Older babies may be able to sleep through the night, but may still wake up to nurse. The University of Michigan Health System suggests how to curb baby's nighttime nursing: Offer more frequent feedings throughout the day. Encourage baby to fall asleep without being nursed, such as by being rocked by your partner or carried in a baby sling. When...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: Sept. 30, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Companies Fined Over False Claims of Caffeine-Infused Underwear Two companies will pay a total of more than $1.5 million in consumer refunds to settle charges over false claims that their caffeine-infused "shapewear" undergarments could help women...

Posted today in Medical

Herceptin Best for Certain Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says

Herceptin is the best drug treatment for a type of breast cancer called HER2-positive and should remain the standard of care for that type of tumor, according to new findings from a long-term clinical trial. HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic. For the study, more...

Read more news...

Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Trulicity, Movantik, Contrave, Keytruda, Kabiven, Triumeq, Arnuity Ellipta, Cerdelga, Jardiance, Plegridy

Posted in Blog

Drugs.com Adds Mayo Clinic Disease Reference

Drugs.com is pleased to announce it has licensed select content from Mayo Clinic to provide more timely and trustworthy medical condition and disease information. The articles include detailed information about medical diseases such as allergies, back pain, depression, erectile dysfunction, and type 2 diabetes. Each article includes informative sections which may include an overview, symptoms, when […]

Posted in Blog

Fox News Features Drugs.com Medication Guide app

Thanks to Fox News for showcasing the Drugs.com Medication Guide app today. Very much appreciated. Available in both the Apple App store and the Google Play store, this is a great app for ultra-quick research and/or keeping track of multiple meds. Check out the video at the link below… http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/13/drugscom-app-provides-medical-information-on-go/ And check out the apps here… http://www.drugs.com/apps/

Posted in Blog

Heartbleed Update

Drugs.com utilizes the Akamai content delivery network to serve our website to end users. Akamai patched the announced Heartbleed vulnerability prior to its public announcement. Akamai, like all users of OpenSSL, could have exposed passwords or session cookies transiting our network from August 2012 through 4 April 2014. Their custom memory allocator protected against nearly […]

See more blog posts or follow us on twitter.

Return to top

You are viewing the mobile version of Drugs.com. If required, you can switch to the desktop version.

Copyright © 2000-2014 Drugs.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Use · Privacy Policy