Drug Information Resources

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

American Cancer Society (ACS) Guide to Cancer Drugs: This database contains basic information about drugs used to treat cancer and control symptoms, including the drug's name, pronunciation, potential interactions with other medications, and side effects.

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.