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This section contains important information about various medications. Data like FDA approved and off-label uses, advantages and disadvantages of the medication, class of drugs to which it belongs, pregnancy category, habit forming properties, little known interested facts is taken from official and reputable sources, such as Food and Drug Administration, Physicians' Desk Reference, or National Institute of Health.

Compare Drugs

This section contains comparisons of prescription drugs in several different forms. Individual drugs comparisons like Effexor vs. Cymbalta compare mechanisms of action, FDA approved and off-label uses, side effect profiles of two or more similar drugs.

Comparisons of prescription drugs which belong to the same class compare approved indications and uses, efficacy, side effects, pharmacokinetics, half-life, drug interactions. Example - Comparison of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).

The last comparison method is comparison of different classes of prescription drugs used for the same medical conditions. Like Comparison of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs).

Drug Lists

This section contains various lists of drugs compiled for your convenience. Among the lists there are: list of antibiotics, list of antidepressants, list of pain medications.

Also the section contains two useful tools. One will let you quickly find generic versions of brand-name drugs and the other one brand-name drugs of commonly used generics. Note, however, that brand names listed for each generic drug may not include all brands available in the United States. The most common ones are listed. Inclusion of a brand name does not imply recommendation or endorsement. Exclusion does not imply that a missing brand name is less effective or less safe than the one listed.

Drug Classes

This section contains comprehensive descriptions of prescription drug classes -- Antibiotics (Penicillins, Cephalosporins, Fluoroquinolones, Tetracyclines, Macrolides, Aminoglycosides), Hair loss medications, Erectile dysfunction medications).

Side Effects

This index contains an alphabetical list of side effects reported in the "Adverse Reactions" section of the product descriptions in PDR® and its companion volumes. Under each side effect is an alphabetical list of brands associated with the reaction.