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 Clinical Trials

Novartis' new heart failure medicine LCZ696 cut cardiovascular deaths by 20% vs. ACE-inhibitor in landmark PARADIGM-HF trial

Basel, August 30, 2014 - Today at the European Society of Cardiology congress and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine, Novartis revealed that its investigational heart failure medicine, LCZ696, was superior to ACE-inhibitor enalapril on key endpoints in the largest heart failure study ever done[1],[6]. In PARADIGM-HF patients...

Posted today in Medical

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds

About one in five patients operated on for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma shops around for additional painkillers after surgery, a new study finds. Less-educated patients and patients who had used narcotic painkillers previously were several times more likely to be "doctor shoppers," said study lead author Dr. Brent Morris, a shoulder and...

Posted today in Medical

Study Counters Critics of Plainer Cigarette Packaging

Selling cigarettes in plain packages doesn't increase the use of low-cost or illegal tobacco and doesn't harm sales in small stores, according to new research from Australia. Those problems were predicted by the tobacco industry when it tried to prevent Australia from becoming the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging for tobacco...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves New Indication for Promacta (eltrombopag) for Severe Aplastic Anemia

26 August 2014 -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the once-daily use of Promacta (eltrombopag) in patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) who have had an insufficient response to immunosuppressive therapy (IST).1 SAA...

Posted 2 days ago in New Drug Approvals

Fresenius Kabi Receives FDA Approval for Kabiven and Perikabiven

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. August 26, 2014 - Fresenius Kabi announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Kabiven and Perikabiven, parenteral nutrition (PN) products in a three-chamber bag – the only container of its kind available in the United States. Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes...

Posted 3 days ago in Clinical Trials

Pfizer and Merck to Collaborate on Study Evaluating Novel Anti-Cancer Combination Regimen

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through a subsidiary, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the therapeutic potential of the combination of Pfizer’s crizotinib (XALKORI®) with Merck’s investigational anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab, in...

Posted today in Medical

Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans

An experimental Ebola drug previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a group of monkeys infected with the deadly virus in laboratory tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in all 18 monkeys who received it, even if they didn't get the medication until five days after infection. ZMapp even cured monkeys...

Posted today in Medical

European MRSA Originated in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Finds

The main strain of a common antibiotic-resistant infection in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa originated in sub-Saharan Africa, a new study says. Researchers studied so-called community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections, which occur in healthy people who have not recently been hospitalized. These infections...

Posted today in Medical

Encouraging Your Baby's Babbling May Speed Language Development

The way that parents respond to their infant's babbling might affect the baby's language development, a new study suggests. Over six months, researchers observed the interactions between 12 mothers and their infants during free play. The sessions were 30 minutes long and happened twice a month. The infants were 8 months old at the start of the study. When...

Posted today in Medical

Faced With Prostate Cancer, It Helps to Know the Enemy

Prostate cancer patients lacking knowledge about the disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions. This can lead to worse quality of care and long-term results, new research suggests. The study included 70 men, with a median age of 63. All were newly diagnosed with localized prostate cancer. Poor understanding of the disease was associated...

Read more news...

Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Kabiven, Triumeq, Arnuity Ellipta, Cerdelga, Jardiance, Plegridy, Belsomra, Invokamet, Striverdi Respimat, Zydelig

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 […]

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 […]

See more blog posts or follow us on twitter.

Hide
(web4)