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NLM Drug Resources

Drug Information Portal

  • Information on over 31,000 drugs from their entry in clinical trials through U.S. FDA approval and into the marketplace
  • Search for drug by name (generic, brand or approved name) or by category (i.e., anesthetics, neurotoxins)


  • Combines high-resolution images of tablets and capsules with information (imprint, shape, color, etc.)
  • Enables caregivers to visually search for and identify an unknown pill


  • Includes information on clinical research, treatment and prevention
  • Search the drug database for FDA-approved and for investigation drugs
  • Find preventive and therapeutic vaccines
  • Access updated treatment guidelines


  • Contains over 1000 drugs, supplements and herbs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Includes information on levels of substances in breast milk and infant blood, possible effects on nursing infants, potential alternate drugs, and additional resources


  • Provides up-to-date and comprehensive information about drug induced liver injury
  • Contains drug records with data on medications, herbals, and dietary supplements that can affect the liver