Skip to Content

Popular

Having trouble identifying your medications? Try the Pill Identifier

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

Get Started

Featured Tool

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

Featured Tool

Discover treatment options with the Symptom Checker

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

Get Started

Featured Tool

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 FDA Alerts

ED-530XT Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm: Safety Communication - Recall Issued, Updated Design and Labeling

[Posted 07/21/2017] ISSUE: On July 21, 2017, Fujifilm issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction and Removal notification informing customers of its voluntary recall of all ED-530XT duodenoscopes. This action includes replacement of the ED-530XT forceps elevator mechanism including the O-ring seal, replacement of the distal end cap, and new Operation...

Posted today in Medical

Most Murdered U.S. Women Killed By Husbands, Boyfriends, Exes

Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, a new federal study reports. In a review of female homicide statistics from 2003 to 2014 in 18 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that domestic violence was involved in about 55 percent of the deaths of 10,018 women. "This...

Posted 3 days ago in New Drug Approvals

FDA Approves Vosevi (sofosbuvir/velpatasvir/voxilaprevir) for Re-Treatment of Adults with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2017-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vosevi (sofosbuvir 400 mg/velpatasvir 100 mg/voxilaprevir 100 mg) tablets, a single-tablet regimen for the re-treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in adults with genotype 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

Posted today in FDA Alerts

Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device by Penumbra: Class I Recall - Wire Material May Break or Separate During Use

[Posted 07/21/2017] ISSUE: Penumbra Inc. is recalling the Penumbra 3D Revascularization device because there is a risk of the delivery wire breaking or separating during use. Fractured pieces of the delivery wire could be left inside the patient’s brain bloodstream, and this or the attempts made to retrieve the fractured pieces, can make the...

Posted today in Medical

The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'

Gulping down a cold smoothie or giant scoop of ice cream sometimes leads to a fleeting severe headache known as "brain freeze." But a neurologist says you can avoid it. "A brain freeze is what happens when cold food touches a bundle of nerves in the back of the palate," said Dr. Stephanie Vertrees, a headache specialist and clinical assistant professor...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Proposed changes in Medicaid coverage could hit people with depression especially hard, a new study suggests. "These vulnerable populations are being hit hard by the loss of Medicaid coverage when they need help," said study author Xu Ji. She is a doctoral candidate at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. The study included...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

As Your Weight Creeps Up, So Does Your Risk of Heart Failure

Gaining even a little weight can increase your chances of developing heart failure, a new study finds. Adding pounds can change the structure of your heart and its ability to pump blood. But losing weight can reverse this potentially deadly process, the researchers said. "People who gain weight, even as little as 5 percent, are more likely to have...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Study Traces All Dogs to Gray Wolves in Europe

Modern dogs likely descended from a single population of gray wolves in Europe up to 40,000 years ago, new research suggests. The findings challenge existing evidence and could help scientists gain a better understanding of dog evolution, the study authors said. Dogs were the first type of animal to be domesticated by people, but it's unclear exactly...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

Folks with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s -- brains that may be better prepared to withstand the ravages of aging, a new study reports. Twentysomethings who closely followed the "Life's Simple 7" guidelines from the American Heart Association had brains in middle age that appeared more than a decade...

Posted 2 days ago in Medical

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk

Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a mom-to-be's chances of having a Cesarean-section delivery or developing diabetes while pregnant. Overall, healthy habits reduced the risk of...

Read more news...

Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Vosevi, Nerlynx, Tremfya, Bevyxxa, Rituxan Hycela, Baxdela, Imfinzi, Radicava, Kevzara, Tymlos

Posted in Blog

Drugs.com Recognized as ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year’ in 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study

The team at Drugs.com is humbled and heartened to have been recognized as the ‘Health Information Website Brand of the Year‘ in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. The annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study measures and compares a brand’s health over time and against key competitors. Other categories measured include travel, financial, automotive and entertainment. […]

Posted in Blog

REMS@FDA: An Upgraded Patient Safety Program

REMS Overview Fact: Prescription drugs are complicated, and they are getting more complicated every day. Issues with complex drugs and side effects is not just a concern for the healthcare provider, it directly impacts the patient and caregiver, too. We’ve all heard the long list of adverse effects and warnings that unfold during a primetime […]

Posted in Blog

Drugs.com the First Major Consumer Health Publisher to Implement Full HTTPS Encryption

Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment. Why HTTPS Encryption? Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital […]

See more blog posts or follow us on twitter.

Hide