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 Medical

Health Tip: Preventing Stairway Falls

-- Stairways and falling down seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are things you can do to help keep you on your toes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers these stairway safety tips: Never let clutter pile up on stairs. Repair any uneven, broken or loose steps. Make sure a light is installed over the stairway with a switch...

Posted today in Medical

Health Tip: Use a Safe Stroller

-- Before taking baby for a walk, make sure your stroller is safe and your baby is well protected. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety precautions: Make sure any bumpers or toys are securely fastened so they don't fall on baby. Make sure the stroller has a wide base to avoid tipping. Also ensure that brakes are easy to operate and...

Posted yesterday in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Tanzeum (albiglutide) to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 24 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

LX4211 Achieves Positive Results in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

The Woodlands, Texas, April 14, 2014 – Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today positive, top-line results in a Phase 2 clinical trial of LX4211 in type 1 diabetes, which achieved the primary endpoint of reducing mealtime insulin use as well as several secondary endpoints, including improved glycemic control. LX4211 is an oral,...

Posted today in Medical

Health Highlights: April 16, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: E-Cigarettes Caused Cancerous Changes in Lung Cells: Study Nicotine-saturated vapor from an electronic cigarette caused cancerous changes in human lung cells similar to those trigged by tobacco smoke, according to a laboratory study published earlier...

Posted today in Medical

Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients

Dermatologists who receive free drug samples are more likely to give their patients prescriptions for expensive medicines, a new study says. Researchers looked at data on prescriptions for adult acne medications written in 2010 by dermatologists across the United States. For a single visit, the average retail cost of prescriptions for patients whose...

Posted today in Medical

Cancer 'Vaccine' for Advanced Disease Passes Early Hurdle

Researchers report early progress in developing a treatment that might one day help the immune system defend itself against cancer. The results of their study -- the first of three stages of research required of drug treatments in the United States -- suggest the treatment is safe. But they don't prove it works or which patients it could help. Nor...

Posted today in Medical

Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices. "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food we choose, and how many calories we think we are consuming," wrote study authors Dipayan Biswas and Courtney...

Posted today in Medical

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds. A team at the University of Michigan found wide variation in the types of bacteria that healthy people have in their digestive tracts and elsewhere, suggesting that beneficial communities of microbes come...

Posted today in Medical

Diabetes Complication Rates Drop Among U.S. Adults

The rates of five serious complications from diabetes -- heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, amputations and death -- have all dropped dramatically since 1990, a new U.S. government study shows. Heart attack rates have decreased nearly 70 percent in people with diabetes. Stroke rates have dropped by more than 50 percent, as have lower extremity amputations....

Read more news...

Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Tanzeum, Zohydro ER, Otezla, Impavido, Myalept, Northera, Vimizim, Hetlioz, Farxiga, Tretten

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 […]

Posted in Blog

Consumer Reports Gives the Thumbs Up to the Drugs.com Pill Identifier App

Consumer Reports just put out a review of seven pill identifier apps. Here’s a snippet… “We reviewed seven apps that can help identify the pills you take, and liked two of them a lot: Drugs.com Pill Identifier and Epocrates Pill ID. The others—CVS/Pharmacy Pill Identifier, iPharmacy Pill Identifier, Pill Finder, Prescription Pill Identifier, and ID […]

Posted in Blog

Introducing the Drugs.com redesign

After a lot of effort from our NY brand agency and in-house designers, we have started to roll out a new look for Drugs.com. First step is a logo and menu change. At the same time we have a team working through updating all the mobile apps, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube channels. Wow, we’re […]

See more blog posts or follow us on twitter.

Hide
(web5)