Pharmacy Preceptors: Drug Information

These electronic drug information resources are available to you as a USC preceptor, to use while educating USC Pharm D students.

 
Type of Question Best Bet Resource Alternate Resource(s)
Adverse Drug Reactions Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs
Compounding The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding

 

 

Drug-Drug Interactions Stockley's Drug Interaction Pocket Companion 2016
Drug-Food Interactions Use interactive tools in Facts & Comparisons E-Answers or Micromedex  
Equivalent Products The Orange Book. Need help using the Orange Book? Watch a video from the FDA.  
Foreign Drugs (Non-US) Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference. Accessed via Micromedex. Search for a drug name, then select the Martindale entry from results.
  • Index Nominum. Accessed via Micromedex. Search for a drug name, then select the Index Nominum entry from results.
Geriatrics UpToDate Lexidrug includes Geriatric Lexi-Drugs. Search for a drug name, then select the geriatric monograph.  
Identification Identidex (through Micromedex)
Infectious Disease Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy
IV Compatibility ASHP Injectable Drug Information (former title: Trissel's)
Laboratory tests Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests.  
Natural products Natural Medicines
  • Natural Products Database available in UpToDate Lexidrug. Search for the product/ingredient and select the result from Natural Products Database.
Off-label use Facts and Comparisons Off-Label available in UpToDate Lexidrug. Search for the drug and select the result from Facts and Comparisons Off-Label.
OTC Medications Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs
Package inserts DailyMed
  • Many manufacturers make the package inserts available freely through their websites.
Pediatrics UpToDate Lexidrug includes Pediatric Lexi-Drugs. Search for a drug name, then select the pediatric monograph.
Pregnancy & Lactation Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (formerly known as Brigg's)
Pricing Red Book (Print edition discontinued; only access available via Micromedex)

The Red Book includes the most comprehensive pricing data.

  • Free websites like drugs.com or goodrx.com will aggregate costs paid by patients to fill prescriptions, with or without insurance coverage.
  • Search literature for cost-comparison articles to find additional pricing and cost data.
Stability & Compatibility ASHP Injectable Drug Information (former title: Trissel's)
Toxicology Lexi-Tox, part ofUpToDate Lexidrugs subscription. Select More Clinical Tools, then Toxicology.
  • Lexi-Tox, part of UpToDate Lexidrug subscription. Select More Clinical Tools, then Toxicology.
Veterinary Information Merck Veterinary Manual
  • Search the Catalog for names of species and type of information needed ("cows and vaccine"; "dogs and analgesics") to find handbooks on specific animal species.
  • PubMed@USC includes primary articles covering veterinary care.
  • BIOSIS includes basic sciences and veterinary-specific articles.