Drug Information Resources

Aprobado por la Junta Editorial de Cancer.Net, 02/2018

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. These links are an educational resource for Cancer.Net visitors. They are not intended to substitute the information provided by your health care team, and ASCO does not control or endorse the information offered by these sites. Always talk with your health care team about the information you find on the Internet.,

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 information on the precautions, side effects, and proper use of 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 250 common cancer drugs and drug combinations. 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.