Drug Information Resources

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2015

The websites below offer prescription drug databases that describe how medications work, the cancers they are generally prescribed for, safety precautions, and possible side effects. The information provided on these sites is not intended to substitute the information provided by your doctor. Always consult your doctor about the information you find on the Internet. ASCO does not control or endorse the information offered by these sites, but provides these links as an educational resource for Cancer.Net visitors.

Medline Plus Drug Information: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this database includes precautions, side effects, and proper use information for thousands of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, herbs, and supplements.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Drug Information Summaries: The NCI has compiled consumer-friendly overviews for more than 100 common cancer medications. Each summary includes information on appropriate drug usage, side effects, drug interactions, and links to current clinical trials in which the drug is being used.

WebMD Drugs and Medications Database: This listing summarizes the uses, precautions, side effects, interactions, and overdose information for more than 60,000 medications, herbs, and supplements.